Downed Aircraft: North of Cherokee


Searchers are looking for signs of an aircraft that reportedly went down in north Alabama. The search Monday afternoon centered on a wooded area just north of the Tennessee River near Cherokee. Cherokee Police Chief Jason Williamson says a witness reported seeing a helicopter flying low near the Natchez Trace Parkway, then hearing sounds of a possible crash. Other reports indicated a small airplane might have gone down.

Colbert County emergency management director Mike Melton says it's unclear where the flight might have originated.

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