Monday, August 18, 2014

Cessna aircraft down near Bahamas, Coast Guard responds

U.S. Coast Guard seach-and-rescue crews are responding to a reported downed Cessna aircraft with four people aboard in the vicinity of Freeport Bahamas Airport, Bahamas, Monday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported the crash to the Coast Guard 7th District at approximately 11 a.m. The aircraft reportedly left Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, Fla,. and was en route to Bahamas Airport.

A MH-60 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater is currently on scene responding alongside the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association and the Royal Bahamian Police Force.

The plane is a 1978 Cessna 340A (tail number N340MM) registered to Aqua Sun Investments Inc. of Ormond Beach, Fla., according to FAA records.

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