Coast Guard searching for missing plane near Groton, Conn.

NEW YORK—Coast Guard crews are responding to a report of a missing plane near Groton, Conn., today.

A representative from T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I., called the Coast Guard First District Command Center in Boston after the airport lost communication and radar signal with a single-engine Mooney airplane, roughly four miles west of Groton, at about 11:30 a.m.

It is not known how many people are onboard the plane.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New London, Conn., and an aircrew from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., are en route to the area of plane’s last known location.

The plane left Plymouth, Mass., and was en route to Ocean City, N.J., when the incident occurred.

An urgent marine information broadcast has been issued to alert mariners in the area.

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