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Cell Phone Helps Locate Downed Plane

Posted October 27, 2003 8:33 a.m. EST

— A cell phone helped search crews find the pilot of a downed plane in eastern North Carolina Sunday.

Crews searched six counties before they found the pilot in Jones County.

Tony Hendricks of Horry County South Carolina described a nearby TV tower to dispatchers until they recognized his location.

The FAA is expected to arrive Monday to investigate the crash.