Unresponsive plane crashes near Jamaica: officials
Published Friday, September 5, 2014 3:48PM EDT
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles.
Maj. Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defence Force said the plane went down about 22 kilometres northeast of Port Antonio and the military sent aircraft to investigate.
There was no immediate information about the people on board.
The plane took off at 8:45 a.m. EDT from the Greater Rochester International Airport in New York, according to local officials.
Air traffic controllers were last able to contact the pilot of the Socata TBM700, a high performance single-engine turboprop, at 10 a.m. EDT, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
The pilot, who was not identified, had filed a flight plan with the FAA to fly from Rochester to Naples, Florida.