Authorities said a New River Marine and a woman were killed in a plane crash in South Carolina.
Ericsson Davis, 24, and Anisa Rossi, 22, were killed in the plane crash, the Chester County coroner told NewsChannel 12. The victims were found dead in the wrecked plane Monday, authorities said.
The crash happened about 10 miles from the Chester Catawba Regional Airport in Chester, S.C.-- in a wooded area off Highway 72, according to the FAA. Chester is 50 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C.
Davis was a first lieutenant at MCAS New River in Jacksonville, base officials said. He was from Vero Beach, Fla., and attended Virginia Military Institute.
Rossi was originally from Rhode Island, but was living in Surf City.
According to the FAA, the victims' plane left Wilmington Friday en route to Heaven's Landing Airport in Clayton, Ga. A "concerned party" contacted the FAA Sunday to report that the plane was missing.
The FAA said no flight plan was filed and officials don't know the exact time the plane left Wilmington or when it crashed. The cause is unknown.
The plane, a Grumman AA-1B, was registered in Sneads Ferry to the Warriors to Wings Aero Club.
A small plane registered in Onslow County crashed about 10 miles south of the town of Chester in South Carolina, and Chester County emergency management confirms that two people were on board and died. Chester is 50 miles southwest of Charlotte.
According to the FAA, the plane is registered to the Warriors To Wings Aero Club, and it left Wilmington Friday enroute to Heaven's Landing Airport in Clayton, Georgia, but never made it. A "concerned party" contacted the FAA Sunday saying the plane was missing. The FAA says no flight plan was filed and they don't know the exact time the plane left Wilmington or when it crashed.
The FAA says the plane is a Grumman AA-1B, and according to the aviation date base and is registered in Sneads Ferry in Onslow County to the Warriors to Wings Aero Club. According to the Warriors to Wings Aero Club website: "Warrior to Wings is a proud group of pilots, flight instructors, student pilots, and aviation enthusiast who come from many different backgrounds to bring a fun and exciting experience of flight and flight training to Military and DOD affiliates throughout Eastern North Carolina. Warrior to Wings is built by Military members who desire to keep their love for flying current and exciting."
No word yet on the identities of the two people killed.