Aircraft crashes in Puerto Rico

February 10th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS  

San Juan, Feb 10 (IANS) A small aircraft with six people on board crashed into the Caribbean near the northern coast off Puerto Rico, EFE reported Tuesday.

Three bodies and pieces of the plane were found floating in the sea during a search operation following the crash near the town of Quebradillas, authorities said.

The plane was on its way from the Dominican Republic and bound for San Juan.

The US Coast Guard stationed in San Juan said it received an emergency call about the crash Sunday evening.

A search was immediately launched for the plane and a Coast Guard helicopter found wreckage believed to be from the missing Cessna at 11.30 p.m.

The pilot and the passengers were Americans.

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