Authorities say 35-year-old Darien Peckham and 28-year-old
Zachary Schlitt are missing.
Their hometowns were not immediately known.
The pair were headed from Tallahassee to Vandenberg Airport
in Tampa when their twin-engine, fixed-wing plane crashed around
7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Along with boat crews from Coast Guard stations in Yankeetown
and Sand Key, search crews aboard a Jayhawk helicopter and a HC-130 Hercules were flying over the water Monday in search of the men.
A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration did not
immediately return a phone message.