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Plane Carrying Seven Crashes Off North Carolina Coast
« on: February 14, 2022, 06:31:39 AM »

Asearch effort is underway after a small aircraft, reportedly carrying seven people, crashed off the coast of North Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

Officials believe three adults and four teenagers were aboard the aircraft when it crashed about four miles east of Drum Inlet, WCTI reported.

An air traffic controller reported the aircraft "behaving erratically" before it disappeared from radar, a Coast Guard statement said.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat was launched from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, along with a small boat from Coast Guard Station Hatteras.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Elizabeth City was also launched to conduct a search of the area.

The Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch, local fire department and national park service beach crews are also assisting with the response.