Small aircraft with 2 people on board crashes in south Mobile County

Published: May. 30, 2023 at 12:01 PM CDT
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MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - A small aircraft has crashed in south Mobile County with two people on board.

Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier told FOX10 News the aircraft went down in the marsh north of Cedar Point, at the southern tip of the mainland. They are not believed to be hurt seriously, and county and state officials are conducting efforts at the scene, he said.

A Mobile County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said the MCSO is assisting the Federal Aviation Administration. She said the two-seat aircraft crashed north of the Dauphin Island Bridge approximately 40 yards off the west side of Dauphin Island Parkway.

She said the MCSO will gather information on scene and will forward a report to the FAA who will work to determine exactly how the crash happened.

Both passengers were treated at the crash scene and released, according to the MCSO.

Crews spent several hours at the crash site before finally being able to put the aircraft in a small boat and pull it out of the marsh with help from a tow truck. One woman who was fishing near Cedar Point Pier says she saw the aircraft before it crashed but didn’t notice anything wrong until emergency crews showed up.

“It was kind of low. We didn’t know he had crashed until one of the workers that work at this tackle place said that a helicopter had crashed. That’s all we saw we didn’t even hear it crash,” said Carla Lawrence. “The only time we knew something happened was when we saw all of the police coming from the opposite way.”

A small two-seat aircraft is seen in marsh where it crashed Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in south...
A small two-seat aircraft is seen in marsh where it crashed Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in south Mobile County, Ala.(Daeshen Smith, FOX10 News)
Helicopter crash near Dauphin Island Video by: Chester Sprinkle