Authorities find body of one plane crash victim

December 11, 2009 1:54:20 PM PST
Authorities have found the body of one of two people on board a twin-engine aircraft that crashed near Port Mansfield off the Texas Gulf Coast. Authorities are searching for two people on board a twin-engine aircraft believed to have crashed near Port Mansfield in south Texas.

The U.S. Coast Guard was assisting multiple agencies in the search Friday. The Coast Guard says it got a call from the Federal Aviation Administration just after midnight Thursday that it had lost communication and radar contact with the Piper PA-30.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says plane wreckage has been found offshore in the Laguna Madre and officials are trying to confirm whether it came from the missing aircraft. The wreckage was about a mile from the airport.

The aircraft was headed for Port Mansfield after leaving Borger in the Texas Panhandle on Thursday evening.


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