Officials investigate cause of plane crash in rural Alabama

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash in rural Alabama, killing the pilot

ANNISTON, Ala. -- Investigators are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash in rural Alabama, killing the pilot.

WBRC- TV reports the Calhoun County coroner's office has identified the pilot as 70-year-old Harvell Jackson Walker, of Fayetteville, Georgia.

Officials found the crashed plane and Walker's body after two searches.

County Sheriff Matthew Wade says his office received a call from an Air Force base in Florida on Sunday night, when their search and rescue team reported losing a plane on radar.

Air Force coordinates and a family member who could track Walker's phone pinpointed the area where officials found the crashed plane on private property.

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Information from: WBRC-TV, http://www.myfoxal.com/