Coast Guard continues to search for downed aircraft east of Jacksonville

Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is continuing to search Thursday for a downed aircraft two miles east of St. John’s River Inlet.

The Coast Guard Cutter Ridley 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.

The original report can be viewed here.

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