US, Bahamas officials probe small plane crash

AP News
Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:37 PM
US, Bahamas officials probe small plane crash

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — U.S. and Bahamian officials are searching for any survivors from a small plane crash near the archipelago off Florida's east coast.

The U.S. Coast Guard in Miami says a small plane carrying two people lost communications with aviation officials Monday afternoon. Authorities have not disclosed the aircraft's tail number or details about the missing passengers.

The small plane apparently departed from Marsh Harbor, Bahamas, and was en route to Daytona Beach, Florida.

A helicopter crew located possible debris from an aircraft off the Bahamas. Bahamian authorities later located a sheen of oil nearby.