Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Two die in plane crash

MOBILE, Ala. -- Two people died after a Cessna crashed near Mobile Regional Airport while returning from a charity flight. The plane went missing Monday evening when the tower lost contact with the plane, which was returning after flying a patient to Baton Rouge, La. The wreckage was found before 2 a.m. in west Mobile.  The Civil Air Patrol identified the victims of Monday night's crash as Maj. David R. Mauritson of Fairhope, Ala., a member of CAP since 1991, and 2nd Lt. Phil J. Dryden of Gulf Shores, who joined CAP in November 2015. (Sources: multiple, including al.com, WPMI, WKRG, 02/02/16)