UPDATE: At least two dead in plane crash near Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 5:01 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 06/06/2022 5:50 P.M.

Officials confirm at least two people are dead, and another is seriously injured.

They say the plane was taking off from ECP when it declared an emergency. The plane then turned around and crashed in the woods around 4:10 P.M. Multiple Bay County agencies aided in the search for the plane, as well as the investigation into the cause of the crash.

“We had the Panama City Beach Fire Department, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, the Bay County Fire Rescue, the Airport Fire Department, EMS, NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), and FAA will be doing the investigation,” said McClellan.

At this time, officials cannot release any other information about the three people in the plane crash.

A plane has crashed near Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

Airport officials tell us the plane crashed south of Highway 388 in Bay County.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Panama City Beach Fire, and ECP Police and Fire are on the scene at this time.

Officials say they cannot confirm how many people were on board, or if there were any injuries or deaths.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update you as we learn more.

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