Pilot identified in deadly plane crash in Baldwin County

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UPDATE 7/29/2020 (11:05 a.m.) — The pilot killed in Tuesday night’s plane crash in Baldwin County has been identified as 65-year-old Timothy Rhodes of Florence, Alabama.

UPDATE 7/29/2020 (4:50 a.m.) — According to the flight-tracking website Flight Aware the plane took off from Jack Edwards Airport at about 6:45 Tuesday night and crashed 15 minutes later. The plane is a Beachcraft Bonanza registered to an LLC out of Florence, Alabama.

UPDATE (10:10 p.m.) – Loxley Fire Chief Tony Lovell confirms two fatalities in plane crash.

UPDATE (9:42 pm) – Multiple sources tell us the plane was flying out of Jack Edwards Regional Airport in Gulf Shores.

UPDATE: The U.S. Coast Guard said local air traffic control received a distress call about an aircraft going down. A Coast Guard helicopter happened to be on a training mission in the area and asked if they could help. The Coast Guard was able to find the crash site in Robertsdale near Middleton Fork Lane.

STAPLETON, Ala. (WKRG) — Three agencies confirm a small single pilot plane crash near Stapleton Tuesday evening. The crash site is north of Interstate 10 near Styx River. A Coast Guard helicopter is in the area.

WKRG News 5’s Brianna Hollis and Blake Brown are on the way.


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