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Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft
July 20th, 2012

MIAMI The Coast Guard suspended their search Wednesday evening for two possible survivors of a plane crash 15 miles northeast of Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas, Wednesday evening.

The Coast Guard was notified Monday afternoon by Federal Aviation Administration officials that their communications with a small airplane carrying two people were lost. The plane reportedly departed from Marsh Harbor, Bahamas and was en route to Daytona Beach, Fla.

Monday while searching, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew located a debris field but no sign of the aircraft.

Searches were conducted by crews of:

Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin, 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Miami Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter Search crews completed 10 search patterns covering approximately 2,000 square miles over a 48 hour

Coast Guard suspends search for downed Aircraft