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02/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/08/2019 13:22

UPDATE: Coast Guard rescues 1, searching for another from downed Conquest Air airplane 13 miles east of Bay Harbor Island

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U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
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Coast Guard rescues 1, searching for another from downed Conquest Air airplane 13 miles east of Bay Harbor Island

Editor's Note: Correction to the type of aircraft initially reported as a Cessna to a Conquest Air airplane

MIAMI - The Coast Guard hoisted one person and is searching for second Friday approximately 13 miles east of Bay Harbor Island from a reported downed Conquest Air airplane.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami were notified by Miami-Dade Police Department of a possible downed two-engine Cessna aircraft with two people reportedly aboard. The Coast Guard launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crewand a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to assist.

The helicopter crew transferred the person to awaiting emergency medical services at Air Station Miami for further medical care.

Also responding are:

  • Miami-Dade Fire Department
  • Miami-Dade Police Department
  • Commercial salvage

The airplane was traveling from Nassau, Bahamas to Opalocka.

As this case continues to develop, future updates will be availableon U.S. Coast Guard Southeast Twitter.

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