Coast Guard Searches for Missing Plane
Radar last spotted the single-engine plane about seven miles south of Cedar Key.
TAMPA BAY – The Coast Guard is searching today (Feb. 13) for three people who were aboard an aircraft that left Brooksville en route to Cedar Key Sunday.
At 5:21 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 12) watch standers from Sector St. Petersburg received a report from the Flight Service Station Gainesville reporting that a white with a red and blue stripe, single-engine aircraft failed to arrive in Cedar Key by noon. A flight plan was not filed.
The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center reported the last known radar contact from the aircraft, which occurred at 11:06 a.m. when the plane was about seven miles south of Cedar Key.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew from Air Station Clearwater and a 27-foot special purpose craft-shallow water boat crew from Station Yankeetown launched and started the search.
Also helping in the search are officials from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Levy County Fire and Rescue, and Cedar Key Fire and Rescue.
For information about Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, go to uscg.mil.
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