Coast Guard, local agencies searching for possible downed aircraft

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a possible downed aircraft eight miles north of Mattituck Inlet, N.Y., today.

At approximately 8:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification from another aircraft operating in the vicinity. The aircraft was described as a small, white, experimental aircraft with a parachute deployed.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Haven from New Haven, Conn., are searching along with Suffolk County Marine as well as Riverhead and Southhold Emergency Medical Services.

Agencies are assessing the situation and the cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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