Trussville PD searches for small aircraft that may have crash landed
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department is searching for a small aircraft that may have crash landed near Goodner Mountain Road.
Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley said the department received a call from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport at about 10:30 p.m. Friday that a small aircraft that had a Mississippi couple on board had to circle before landing due to weather. The aircraft then went off the radar, Sivley said.
Sivley said Trussville police officers and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies have been and are searching the Goodner Mountain Road area and the Emerald Lakes area for the aircraft. It has not been found yet.
Sivley said the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office helicopter is en route to assist. The Goodner Mountain Road area, which includes Trussville and Clay, encompasses several square miles.
“It’s a very wide area,” Sivley said.
The Federal Aviation Administration provided this statement to The Trussville Tribune:
The FAA provides information about the flight to local authorities, the Civil Air Patrol and other agencies to help them search for the missing aircraft.
We will update this statement when new information is available.”
UPDATE at 1 p.m.: Officials have found a debris field just off Goodner Mountain Road. More updates as they’re available.
In November, a plane made an emergency crash landing in Trussville.
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