Deputies are searching for a small engine Cessna plane that has gone missing after departing from Kissimmee Airport near Orlando en route to Fort Lauderdale.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office was contacted Monday at 10:52 p.m. Airport officials told deputies they lost contact with the plane shortly after takeoff.

The sheriff's office is searching a wooded area about 8.5 miles south of Kissimmee.

No further details were immediately available.