Coast Guard crews looking for survivors after reported plane crash near Emerald Isle

Coast Guard crews looking for survivors after reported plane crash near Emerald Isle

EMERALD ISLE, NC (WITN) - The search for two people who disappeared after a plane crash near Emerald Isle has been called off Tuesday night.

Crews say they received a call that a Cessna airplane dropped from the radar 12 miles southeast of Bogue Inlet around 11 p.m. Monday.

The plane reportedly had two people on board.

Coast Guard personnel searched a combined total of 676.3 square miles over air, sea, and land before suspending the search, pending new information.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the cause of the incident. If you have any information, call 910-343-3880.

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