- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Authorities identified the two people killed in a plane crash near the Georgia coastline as a Florida man and an Alabama man.

Glynn County police identified them as Andres Santiago Lopez, 28; and Adam Christopher Griffis, 31.

Lopez was a resident of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Griffis lived in Prattville, Ala., The Brunswick News reported.

The Piper aircraft was flying from Concord, N.C. to Jacksonville when it went missing from radar Monday in an area known as Wally’s Leg. Etcher says the plane was registered to ATP flight school and the journey from North Carolina to Florida was part of its training program.

Griffis was raised in Prattville and graduated from Prattville High School, his relatives told Alabama television station WSFA-TV. He had dual citizenship in the United States and Chile and had a love of flying, they said.

“He had his single-prop license and wanted to upgrade it to a dual-prop license,” said his sister-in-law, Jennifer Griffis. “A lot of people in Prattville and this area knew him and loved him.”

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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