Coast Guard suspends jet crash search

Coast Guard suspends jet crash search

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The Coast Guard is suspending its search for two people still missing after their Mexico-bound jet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off South Florida.

Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma made the announcement Thursday evening during a news conference in Dania Beach with the Coast Guard and the Mexican consulate.

Somma says the Coast Guard will continue to assist the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigative efforts. 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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