UPDATE: Unresponsive Aircraft Crashes off Jamaican Coast

By: AP Wire - Email
By: AP Wire - Email

MIAMI (AP) - Jamaican officials say unresponsive US plane has crashed in sea off the island.

From earlier AP Report (9/5/14 12:30PM CDT) :

An Air Force official says two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of a private plane over the Atlantic Ocean failed to respond to air traffic controllers.

A NORAD spokesman says the fighters were launched at 11:30 EDT Friday after the pilot of a private plane repeatedly failed to respond to calls from air traffic controllers.

The spokesman says the pilot filed a flight plan to fly from Rochester, New York, to Naples, Florida.

The plane is a Socata TBM700 is a high performance single-engine turboprop.

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