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Plane with ties to Florence involved in fatal Baldwin County crash

The Baldwin County Coroner’s Office confirmed one of the occupants in the plane crash to be Timothy Ray Rhodes, 65, of Florence.

Posted: Jul 28, 2020 11:03 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2020 9:51 AM

Update: The Baldwin County Coroner’s Office confirmed one of the occupants in the plane crash to be Timothy Ray Rhodes, 65, of Florence. A statement from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says the identity of the second victim is still under investigation.

Both of the victims were taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Mobile.

Original story: 

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WEAR) -- Baldwin County Sheriff's Office says a small plane crash near Robertsdale is now fatal.

The sheriff's office tweeted saying fire department units were able to make their way to the crash site in the heavily wooded area using ATVs.

They add the Baldwin County Coroner's Office and National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation.

A plane was flying out of Gulf Shores according to Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.

The plane's tail number is reported to be N3156W. According to Flight Aware flight tracking, the aircraft left Jack Edwards Airport around 6:45 p.m. and was reported last seen at approximately at 7:01 p.m.

The aircraft is listed as a five-seat Beechcraft Bonanza owned by QT Flyers LLC based in Florence, Alabama.

Read more HERE from ABC affiliate WEAR and stay with WAAY 31 on air and WAAYTV.com online for updates

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