UPDATE 4: Authorities investigating plane crash in Murphy N.C.
MURPHY, CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC (WRCB/AP) -- Authorities are on scene of a twin-engine plane crash in the Unaka area.
Cherokee County 911 received a call from the Unaka Community of Cherokee County reporting a possible aircraft crash., around 4:15pm Wednesday.
Officials responded to the immediate area in an attempt to locate the crash.
At 5:13 p.m., a helicopter belonging to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office located the site of the crash which was burning.
Ground units were able to make limited access to the area and at this time, no survivors have been located.
One body was located on the initial search and at this time, attempts are being made to recover it. The number of occupants or the number of fatalities involved in this crash incident can not be confirmed.
An approximate 5 acre fire has been burning since the time of the crash but is being controlled by the Forestry Service.
Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected to arrive Thursday to begin looking into the cause.
An FAA spokesperson said the plane had left a suburban Atlanta airport earlier in the day, bound for Hazard, Ky. The plane is registered to Aero Resources Corp. of Hazard.
Recovery efforts will resume in the morning and there will be another press conference Thursday at the Unaka Community Center at 1:00 p.m.