Coast Guard plans update on jet crash search

Coast Guard plans update on jet crash search

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard has scheduled a news conference about the search for two people still missing after their Mexico-bound jet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off South Florida.

Officials from the Coast Guard and the Mexican consulate in Miami will provide an update about the search-and-rescue efforts Thursday afternoon in Dania Beach.

Earlier Thursday, Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma said finding survivors remained the priority for rescue crews. The search has covered 4,000 square miles of the Atlantic.

The jet crashed Tuesday night as it tried to return to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Two pilots, a doctor and a nurse were on board.  Authorities recovered two bodies from the wreckage Tuesday night.

Authorities say the plane had dropped off a patient in Florida and was flying to Cozumel, Mexico.

 

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