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Police: Debris is from missing plane, body recovered

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FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. (AP) -

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police say debris spotted from a helicopter is from a plane that's been missing in western Kentucky since Monday and a body has been recovered from the plane.
    
Police said in a news release Wednesday night that officials have not been able to positively confirm the body is the 70-year-old missing pilot, Robert C. Dalzell Jr., but have notified the family. An autopsy was scheduled.
    
A news release from police said the site is in thick woods in the Fordsville community of Hancock County. The Federal Aviation Administration will be at the scene Thursday to investigate.
    
Police said earlier that Dalzell left the Owensboro Regional Airport on Monday morning and landed at Falls of Rough in Grayson County about 35 minutes later. The statement says he departed later from the Falls of Rough, but never returned to the Owensboro airport.


UPDATE: Kentucky State Police say debris spotted from a helicopter is from a plane that's been missing in western Kentucky since Monday.
    
Police said in a news release Wednesday night that the site is in thick woods in the Fordsville community of Hancock County. The release said the Federal Aviation Administration will be at the scene Thursday to investigate.
    
Police said earlier that the 70-year-old pilot, Robert C. Dalzell Jr., left the Owensboro Regional Airport on Monday morning and landed at Falls of Rough in Grayson County about 35 minutes later. The statement says he departed later from the Falls of Rough, but never returned to the Owensboro airport.
    
Kentucky State Police say his last cellphone activity showed him within 5 miles of the Falls of Rough airport.


Kentucky State Police say a helicopter has spotted suspicious debris in western Kentucky where searchers have been looking for a plane and pilot missing since Monday.
    
Police said in a news release the area is near the Hancock-Breckinridge county line. The location was spotted around 2 p.m. Wednesday, and ground crews are attempting to reach it.
    
Police said earlier that the 70-year-old pilot, Robert C. Dalzell Jr., left the Owensboro Regional Airport on Monday morning and landed at Falls of Rough in Grayson County about 35 minutes later. The statement says he departed later from the Falls of Rough, but never returned to the Owensboro airport.
    
Kentucky State Police say his last cellphone activity showed him within 5 miles of the Falls of Rough airport.

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