Coast Guard continues search for 2 after plane crashes in Gulf

YANKEETOWN, Fla. – The Coast Guard is continuing its search for two people in the water after a private aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 14-miles west of Yankeetown, Fla.,

Darien Peckham, 35, and Zachary Schlitt, 28, are reported to have been flying from Tallahassee, Fla., to Vandenberg Airport in Tampa, Fla., when their twin-engine, fixed-wing aircraft crashed into the Gulf.

Rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown and Coast Guard Station Sand Key, in Clearwater, Fla., along with an HH-60 Jayhawk rescue-helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules search-plane crew, both from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, are searching the water for Peckham and Schlitt.

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