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Search Called Off for Site of Possible Plane Crash

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SHAWNEE, Oklahoma – Authorities called off a search for the site of a possible plane crash in Pottawatomie County.

County dispatchers received a 911 call around 9:45 p.m. Monday night. The caller reported seeing a "box in the sky on fire with white lights flashing," said Melvin Potter with Pottawatomie County emergency management.

The call about a plane going down came from Lois Cornwall a resident who lives on Johnson Road near Shawnee.

"The flames, it was totally engulfed in flames. And I thought 'Oh my god, that's an airplane, and it's on fire,'" Cornwall said.

Deputies searched a 36 square-mile area overnight until 3 a.m. and found nothing. Members of the Civil Air Patrol continued the search Tuesday morning, but also found nothing.

Potter said there have been no missing persons reports, and a check of local airports found no flight plans for the area had been filed.

Cornwall said she is still waiting for the plane to be found.

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