An aircraft has crashed in Foley, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office (BSCO).
According to BCSO Sheriff Mack Hoss, a 911 operator received a report of a possible plane crash in the Bon Secour area at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.
The Foley Fire Department and Foley Police Department arrived on scene and found a sing-engine aircraft in a sod field near Craft Farms Road west of County Road 65.
First responders found two people inside of the aircraft. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Sheriff Hoss, a witness saw the crash and said it appears the plane was trying to pick up an advertisement banner and “got into distress and crashed almost immediately.”
The crash is being investigated by the sheriff’s office, Baldwin County Coroner’s Office, Federal Aviation Administration, and National Transportation Safety Board.
The names of the victims is being witheld pending next of kin notification.