Coast Guard responding to downed aircraft in the Florida Keys

MIAMI – The Coast Guard is currently responding to a report of a downed aircraft with three people aboard approximately three miles southwest of Cape Sable, Fla., Friday night.

Watchstanders at the Seventh Coast Guard District received a call at approximately 9:30 p.m. from an air-traffic controller in Miami reporting that a single-engine aircraft was descending rapidly and may have crashed in the water.

An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami and a smallboat crew from Coast Guard Station Marathon, Fla., were immediately launched and are currently searching the water off Cape Sable for the aircraft passengers, whose identities are currently unknown.

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13 Comments

  1. Nathan Florand says:

    Any more information on this? I’m pretty sure the passengers are my relatives…

  2. cgnews says:

    Not yet. I’ll post as soon as I know something.

  3. Nathan Florand says:

    much appreciated

  4. Renee says:

    Nathan you can keep up with official updates at the Coast Guard Distict 7 website at: http://www.d7publicaffairs.com/go/site/586/

  5. John Tyson says:

    Is there any update on the plane crash in Florida Bay??

  6. Stephanie says:

    I was on a flight from Miami to Key West (American Eagle) when the pilot detoured and made several circles over the water. After we were back enrt to Key West he explained that they were looking for the airplane or crash site to assist in the search and rescue coordinates.

    Any news on this?

  7. Jackie Coers says:

    Any new information about the crash?
    I am pretty sure I know who the three people are.
    Please advise.

  8. Michelle Florand Schwartz says:

    My sister, brother-in law and her stepfather was on the plane…please any additional information.

  9. Dennis Page says:

    My brother, sister-in-law, and her stepfather were on the plane. If you have anything further, please advise.

  10. Cheryl Tyson says:

    Peeter, Whitney and Ben have all been rescued and treated!! They are alive and well, with a few minor bumps and bruises.

  11. Thank you Thank you for all those involved with the search and rescue of my 3 friends in the Keys……We are elated over the outcome!!!!!!Praise God

  12. THANK YOU….THANK YOU TO ALL THAT WAS INVOLVED IN GETTING MY FRIENDS SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!! I THANK GOD FOR ALL THAT YOU GUYS DO!!!!!!!!! MORE NOW THAN EVER……..

    GOD BESS YOU ALL

  13. family says:

    We thank all of you for what you do, and I thank the Lord for the outcome! Bless you!