Chester County officials have now identified two out-of-state residents who were found dead in plane wreckage Monday.
The Chester County Coroner’s Office said Ericson Davis, 24, originally of Vero Beach, Florida and Anisa Rossi, 22, a Rhode Island native, were both killed in the crash. County Sheriff Alex Underwood said searchers found the plane upside-down in a tree on Monday near the Broad River about three miles south of Chester.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane took off from Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday for a trip to Clayton, Georgia. After it did not arrive, the FAA issued an alert notice late Sunday, sparking the search across several counties in South Carolina. Sheriff Underwood said search crews eventually found the wreckage after its beacon was picked up in the area.
The plane was registered to the Warriors to Wings Aero Club in Sneads Ferry, NC. It did not file a flight plan, according to Wilmington TV station WECT. Officials at Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina confirmed Monday that Davis was a first lieutenant on the post.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are on the scene Tuesday morning, trying to determine a cause for the crash.