Unresponsive plane from US crashes in Jamaican waters

A Socata TBM-700 is a light business and utility aircraft
A Socata TBM-700 is a light business and utility aircraft

An unresponsive plane from the US, that flew 1,400 miles, has crashed near Jamaica, according to reports.

The plane left Rochester, New York for Naples, Florida, but caught attention of US authorities when it failed to land.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had been trying to make contact with the aircraft since 10 o’clock on Friday morning but it failed to respond prompting the North American Aerospace Defense Command to scramble two fighter jets.

The jets broke off after the plane entered Cuban airspace.

According to reports, the pilots in the fighter jets could see the pilot slumped over the controls of the unresponsive plane.

The plane was said to be on autopilot.

Early Friday afternoon the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard reported that the plane, a Socata TBM-700, had crashed near Port Antonio, Jamaica.

 

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7 Comments

  1. da-ny
    September 8, 2014
  2. just saying
    September 8, 2014

    DNO where is my comment?
    it said: to me something is missing from this story.no mention was made of the passangers/crew on board and no mention was made of injuries/deaths/survivors.

  3. Wondering
    September 6, 2014

    This story seems incomplete.said the plane crashed.there was no mention as to how many passengers were on board or if there were injured or dead.

  4. Malaysia
    September 6, 2014

    Now we know what happened to flight 370. It happened before and it will happen again. Just like some weird traffic accident.

  5. The Facts
    September 5, 2014

    Very sad. I heard this news. It was stated that the pilot and passenger are husband and wife. It was also stated that the plane may have ran out of oxygen. We will hear more about this.

  6. B.E.B
    September 5, 2014

    UP till now no one is reporting the # of people or persons on board the plane. I guess there was one pilot.

  7. Outside Looking In
    September 5, 2014

    Sad situation. Condolences to the family.

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