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Search for reported down plane in Smith Co. called off

Search for reported down plane in Smith Co. called off

POSTED: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 5:26pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 22, 2013 - 7:55am

Smith County officials have now called off the search for a plane that was reported to have gone down in the county.

The Dixie Fire Department was notified at 3:20 p.m., Thursday, Tyler Pounds Airport saw a plane tilting it wings, which is a sign of avaiaiton distress.

The plane was spotted south of the airport but never showed up on the radar.

Multiple first responders were dispatched to Country Road 1139, but the plane was not found.

Officials expanded their coverage area to 9150 County Road 2120 near the Arrowhead Golf Club close to The Woods subdivision and The University of Texas at Tyler, prior to the search being halted. However, the search in that area has also been called off. Officials continued their search until after 6:00 p.m.

Stay with KETK online and on your mobile app if and when details emerge concerning this incident.

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