Authorities gather Tuesday near the scene of a fatal plane crash near Dadeville.

UPDATE 10:15 p.m.

DADEVILLE -- One person is dead and another critically injured after a Tuesday plane crash in Tallapoosa County.

A single-engine Beach Bonanza with a couple on board from the south Alabama town of Daleville went down southeast of Dadeville city limits near Slaughters Crossing and Stave Mill roads, according to Tallapoosa Sheriff Jimmy Abbett.

Jeannette Carol Currier, 66, was killed in the crash and her husband, 67-year-old David Lee Currier, was injured, Abbett said. David Courier was airlifted to a hospital in Columbus.

The Bonanza had departed Enterprise and was on its way to Sparta, Tennessee, Abbett said.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency assisted in the rescue with helicopter units, using a nearby industrial field as a landing zone.

"ALEA Aviation located the scene of today’s plane crash and directed law enforcement and medical personnel to the area of the crash," the agency said in a press statement. "A long-line rescue was conducted, and a surviving occupant of the plane was rescued." 

The cause of the crash was still unknown Tuesday night.

Abbett said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation and Safety Board were at the scene Tuesday and will return Wednesday to continue the investigation.

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