The NTSB has confirmed a plane which crashed while flying from North Carolina to Jacksonville has been found off the coast of Brunswick, GA with two bodies in the wreckage.
We’re told both people in the plane were men, but the identities have not yet been confirmed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. The NTSB says the plane is registered in Jacksonville.
The wreckage has been removed from the water and investigators are now working to prepare it for transport to a secure facility. Once that happens, they will begin examining the cause of the crash. Once the perishable evidence has been collected, the plane will be stored in an NTSB facility in Atlanta pending their investigation, which could take more than six months.
The plane was first located Tuesday using sonar technology in the Wallys Creek area off Brunswick, GA. Divers spent Tuesday confirming the “object” was, in fact, a plane. Recovering the wreckage from the water took time because the crash happened in a marshy area only accessible through water and air.
There were no obvious signs of distress from the plane while it communicated with air traffic control in Jacksonville. Investigation in to the cause of the crash will begin once the wreckage is uncovered and secured.
This is a developing story that will be updated through this afternoon.