02/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/08/2019 13:22
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
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 airplaneMIAMI - 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:
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.