U.S. Coast Guard Recovers Two Bodies from Downed Aircraft That Crashed in the Ocean Sunday
By Space Coast Daily // September 8, 2019
TWO DEAD ON Cessna high wing single-engine plane
(U.S. COAST GUARD) — The Coast Guard recovered two bodies from a downed aircraft incident half a mile north of Marathon Airport, Sunday.
Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan of a debris field from a possible downed aircraft north of Marathon Airport.
Watchstanders diverted an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew, Coast Guard Auxiliary Tiger 1 airplane crew and launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew.
The Station Marathon boat crew arrived on the scene, confirmed the debris was from a Cessna high wing single-engine plane that had left from the airport, recovered two deceased persons and transferred them an awaiting Monroe County Sheriff’s Office medical examiner.
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