Coast Guard continues to search for downed aircraft east of Jacksonville

Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Anderson

Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Anderson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search Friday for a downed aircraft two miles east of St. John’s River Inlet.

The Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish crew will continue to search throughout the night.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. Thursday, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) notified Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders of an aircraft distress call. The Piper PA-46 aircraft was enroute to New Jersey from Orlando with two people on board.


Previous articles on the case can be read here and here.


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