Crews look for survivors of plane crash on Florida coast

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By: Associated Press
July 14, 2017

MARINELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Crews are searching for survivors of a small plane from Georgia that crashed along Florida's east coast.

Flagler County Sheriff's Office Chief Mark Strobridge says the crash happened late Thursday in a marshy area near Marineland.

Strobridge says two people may have been on board the Piper PA44, which left Brunswick, Georgia. He says they're searching for survivors by air, sea and land.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it lost contact with the plane around 11:15 p.m., when it was about 22 miles north of Ormond Beach. A witness told investigators the plane was "flying low with an engine sputtering."