Coast Guard recovers 2 deceased from downed aircraft incident in Marathon

Plane wreckage half a mile north of Marathon airport, Sept. 8, 2019. A station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement crew arrived on scene, confirmed the debris was from a Cessna high wing single engine plane that had left from the airport, recovered two deceased persons and transferred them an awaiting the Monroe County Sheriff's Office medical examiner. (Coast Guard Photo)

Plane wreckage located half a mile north of Marathon airport, Sept. 8, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo)

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard recovered two bodies from a downed aircraft incident half a mile north of Marathon Airport, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan of a debris field from a possible downed aircraft north of Marathon Airport.

Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew, Coast Guard Auxiliary Tiger 1 airplane crew and launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew.

The Station Marathon boatcrew arrived on scene, confirmed the debris was from a Cessna high wing single engine plane that had left from the airport, recovered two deceased persons and transferred them an awaiting Monroe County Sheriff’s Office medical examiner.


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