February 15, 2014 6:51:50 PM
TRUSSVILLE, Ala. -- Federal aviation officials say they are searching for a small plane that lost contact with air traffic controllers during its approach to Birmingham's airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 210 went missing after 10 p.m. Friday about 13 miles northeast of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Authorities say the flight had departed from Jackson-Evers International Airport in Jackson, Miss. It wasn't immediately known how many people were on board the small plane.
A search for the plane was continuing Saturday in the Trussville area northeast of Birmingham.
Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley tells Al.com that the plane had been circling over the area and looking for a place to land.
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