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Plane crash off coast of St. Lucie kills two
« on: April 02, 2018, 06:27:46 AM »
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A plane crashed 20 miles east of the St. Lucie Inlet, killing the pilot and passenger Saturday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration.

About 11:45 a.m., the Air Traffic Control Center in Miami notified the Coast Guard of a suspected downed Lancair LNC 2 aircraft, officials said. The pilot had told air traffic controllers he was changing course because of weather, then lost communication with them, the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard crews and partner agencies found a debris field in the ocean.

The St. Lucie County Marine Unit, the Martin County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission assisted with the search.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will continue the investigation into the crash.

The aircraft departed from Stella Maris Airport in the Bahamas, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

No information was available about the identities of the people on the plane, their destination or how the crash happened.