Coast Guard responding to stunt plane crash

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard is responding to the crash of an T-6 Texan stunt plane in the vicinity of Miramar Beach, Fla.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call at 12:45 p.m., Saturday, from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office that the T-6 WWII stunt plane had gone down in the vicinity of Miramar Beach, Fla. Coast Guard Station Destin launched a 25-foot rescue boat and crew and Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew. The Coast Guard Cutter Stingray is also enroute.

The Coast Guard is searching in coordination with the following agencies and assets:

  • Two small boats and crews from Florida Fish and Wildlife
  • Two personal watercraft from the Walton County Sheriff’s Department
  • One helicopter from the Walton County Sheriff’s Department
  • One dive team from the Walton County Sheriff’s Department

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