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Wreckage from missing plane found

The Arkansas wing of the Civil Air Patrol says wreckage has been found from an airplane missing since yesterday.

No word yet on whether anyone was found alive with the airplane.

The wreckage was found near Batesville, about one mile east of the airport. Two people from Barr Air Patrol of Mesquite, Texas, were on board the Cessna 182-R that was scheduled to land at 1 p-m yesterday at Batesville Regional Airport.

It failed to show up, and the last contact was earlier yesterday when the plane was over Ripley County, Missouri. The search today morning was delayed by fog.

Searchers found the plane at about 1 p.m.

The names of the plane's passengers were not released. The company specializes in aerial patrol and transportation for oil, gasoline and petrochemical companies.

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