Author Topic: Coast Guard search for missing plane off the coast of Boca - UPDATE -  (Read 1916 times)

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — The Coast Guard called off the search for a missing plane and pilot off the coast of South Florida.

Brendan Spratt, 87, vanished Friday afternoon while piloting a 1991 Lancair 320 airplane from Spruce Creek, which is near Daytona Beach, to Boca Raton.  The plane disappeared about 17 miles southeast of Boca Raton.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Alert Notice late Friday afternoon for a single-engine Lanclair 320 that disappeared off the coast of Boca Raton.

Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard say they're searching for pilot, who is the sole occupant of the plane. The Coast Guard has identified the pilot as Brendan Spratt, 87. He left from Spruce Creek earlier, which is just south of Daytona Beach, and was supposed to land at Boca Raton Airport.

Crews from stations in Fort Lauderdale, Clearwater, Miami and Fort Pierce have been searching by air and sea for the missing plane, according to officials. While the search by air has been suspended until Saturday, Coast Guard crews will continue to search by boat throughout the night.
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