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Small plane crashes in south Georgia

(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a search is on for the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in south Georgia.

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine tells WALB-TV that the plane crashed Monday night in Lake Park.

Authorities say the pilot left the Valdosta Regional Airport at 8:30 p.m. Monday and told authorities by radio that he was having some type of problems.

About 50 people were searching in the Twin Lakes area on Tuesday, and a Georgia State Patrol helicopter was called to assist them in those efforts.

It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the small plane.

Lake Park is about 13 miles southeast of Valdosta and just north of the Georgia-Florida line.

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