At least 5 killed in Ala. plane crash

By The Associated Press

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. – Authorities say a small plane crashed in Alabama after one of its engines failed, killing at least five people.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker says the plane was flying from Gadsden, Ala., to Shreveport, La., when it encountered trouble Saturday night. Its pilot tried landing at an airport in Demopolis, but crashed about 2 miles away from it.

The plane was found at about 2:17 a.m. Sunday.