Search For Downed Aircraft Underway Near Palm Beach, Florida

MIAMI— The Coast Guard along with Palm Beach Sheriff Office are responding to a downed aircraft Friday approximately 23 miles east of Palm Beach.

Coast Guard Seventh District watchstanders were notified by the Federal Aviation Administration of a possible downed Piper Saratoga aircraft with two people aboard. The Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1106) and a 45-foot Medium Endurance Response Boat from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet to assist. 

On Saturday the Coast Guard said that search is continuing for the downed aircraft.

The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1106) and Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crews will continue to search during the day. Air Station Miami authorized the launch of a HC-144 to conduct aerial search and rescue efforts.