Plane reported down in Gulf with two aboard

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Rescue crews are searching for a plane that
was reported to have crashed into the Gulf of Mexico with two
people aboard.

The U.S. Coast Guard says an air traffic controller in
Jacksonville reported at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday that a twin-engine,
fixed-wing aircraft traveling from Tallahassee to Vandenberg
Airport crashed about 14-miles west of Yankeetown.

The identity of those aboard the private plane was unknown.

Along with boat crews from Coast Guard stations in Yankeetown
and Sand Key, search crews aboard a Jayhawk helicopter and a HC-130 Hercules are flying over the water in search of the missing people.

A spokesperson for the Federal Administration did not immediately return a phone message.


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