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Plane goes missing around Seale

A single-engine airplane headed to Eufaula, Ala., went missing Monday, spurring several agencies to search for the plane that as of Monday evening hadn't been found.

The low-wing, experimental-built blue and white plane left Lebanon, Tenn., around 10 a.m. CDT, said Jonathan Lartigue, an officer with the Civil Air Patrol Alabama wing. For reasons unknown to Lartigue, the plane diverted to Columbus and then to Auburn before it was last seen on radar just before noon CDT in the Seale, Ala., area.

Lartigue declined to release the names or number of people in the plane that can hold two to six passengers.

The Civil Air Patrol was activated by the Air Force at 2 p.m. CDT for a search and rescue mission. Four ground teams, one light aircraft team, the Russell and Lee county sheriff's offices and Alabama State Troopers assisted in the search.

Anyone with information should contact the Russell County Sheriff's Office at 334-298-6535 or the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 334-749-5651.

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