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2 dead after small plane crashes in north Alabama

Updated: September 17, 2012 4:18PM

VINEMONT, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an airplane crash in Cullman County has killed two people.

Mark Persall, the administrative chief of Cullman County Sheriff’s Department, says a small, blue-and-white plane went down about 2:20 p.m. Monday near a county road.

It’s unclear where the plane was headed, or where the flight began.

Persall says air traffic controllers from Atlanta were monitoring the aircraft when it developed problems. Persall says controllers report that the pilot talked about being in bad weather before losing contact.

Storms with heavy rains were moving across the region at the time.

Officials say the flight didn’t originate at Cullman County’s airport, and it apparently wasn’t headed there.

Authorities haven’t released the names of the victims.

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