Coast Guard suspends search of missing aircraft near Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard suspends search of missing aircraft near Lake Pontchartrain
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search of a reported missing aircraft in Lake Pontchartrain, Thursday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District received a call from a New Orleans International Airport air traffic control tower reporting a missing Cessna 172 with two people aboard at approximately 8:30 p.m Wednesday. “The Coast Guard has searched the 161 square-mile area...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an aircraft reported overdue at approximately 9:30 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 52 hours, covering approximately 5,700 square miles, in an effort to locate a single-engine Piper PA28 aircraft. The Coast Guard launched the search Monday after receiving a report that the aircraft had departed Jack Edwards Airport...

Coast Guard searches 1,600 square miles for missing National Park Rangers

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has assisted the National Park Service and the Anchorage Rescue Coordination Center using both the HC-130 Hercules and the MH-60 Jayhawk to cover more than 1,600 square miles over the past two days in the search for a de Havilland Beaver airplane carrying four people including three Katmai National Park Rangers who were reported missing Saturday afternoon after their...

Coast Guard crews search for reported missing aircraft

CHARLESTOWN R.I. – U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews are conducting a search for a reported downed aircraft near Charlestown Beach, Aug. 7, 2010.