Plane crashes into the Atlantic off Palm Beach coast
A Piper PA-32R, a small fixed-wing propeller plane, has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 23 miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida this afternoon, Friday, February 1, 2019.
The Coast Guard has dispatched a 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 after being notified by the Federal Aviation Administration of the incident.
The plane was reportedly heading to the Bahamas after taking off at around 1:00 pm from Palm Beach County Park/Lantana Airport when it went down after an hour of being airborne with two people and two dogs on board.
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According to flight tracking site FlightAware, the plane belongs to Simmons Pet Properties LLC and was scheduled to land in Marsh Harbor, a town in Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.