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Coast Guard Searches For Daytona Beach Bound Missing Plane

MIAMI, Florida — The U.S. Coast Guard and Bahamian officials are searching for two possible survivors from a plane crash near the Bahamas Monday.
The Coast Guard received notification Monday afternoon from Federal Aviation Administration officials that lost communications with a small airplane carrying two people. The plane reportedly departed from Marsh Harbor, Bahamas and was en route to Daytona Beach, Fla.
Bahamian authorities, including Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Bahamian Air and Sea Rescue Association requested the Coast Guard’s assistance in locating the site of the crash.
Seventh Coast Guard District search-and-rescue coordinators in Miami launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., deployed to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) on Andros Island Bahamas. Also assiting in the search are a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., C-130 aircrew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin, homeported in Miami.
The AUTEC helicopter crew searched and located a possible aircraft debris field. A RBDF vessel launched and located an oil sheen southwest of the debris field.
Coast Guard and Bahamian officials continue to search for the two possible survivors who are believed to be from Central Florida.

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  • I hope for the best. I've seen some things there, all explainable as natural phenomenon, but strange. Their course from the Bahamas to Daytona Beach puts them on a parallel course with the last known position of Flight 19 of 5 Navy torpedo bombers that simply dis-appeared.Further, a Navy float plane with a crew of 13 also disappeared and was never heard from when it was sent to search for Flight 19.I've been on the Atlantic in this area over 500 times. On one fishing trip out of Key Largo, I saw some strange things. To start with, my fishing line would not sink even with a lead weight attached to it. Then, the entire ocean started to move. I mean all of it! If you threw an empty can over the side it was swept away.Then, out of nowhere this gray mist developed. You couldn't see six feet. And the water got rough, I mean it tossed our 85 foot cabin cruiser like it was a cork...Al Schrader

  • I hope for the best. I've seen some things there, all explainable as natural phenomenon, but strange. Their course from the Bahamas to Daytona Beach puts them on a parallel course with the last known position of Flight 19 of 5 Navy torpedo bombers that simply dis-appeared.Further, a Navy float plane with a crew of 13 also disappeared and was never heard from when it was sent to search for Flight 19.I've been on the Atlantic in this area over 500 times. On one fishing trip out of Key Largo, I saw some strange things. To start with, my fishing line would not sink even with a lead weight attached to it. Then, the entire ocean started to move. I mean all of it! If you threw an empty can over the side it was swept away.Then, out of nowhere this gray mist developed. You couldn't see six feet. And the water got rough, I mean it tossed our 85 foot cabin cruiser like it was a cork...Al Schrader

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