Coast Guard responds to report of downed military aircraft near Panama City

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a downed military aircraft approximately 57 miles south of Panama City, Florida, Thursday.

Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District received a call from the Air Force at approximately 9:30 a.m., reporting a downed military aircraft with one person aboard.

Responding assets are:

  • Coast Guard Cutter Bonito
  • Coast Guard Station Panama City 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew

The incident is under investigation.

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