(Update with discovery of a plane and a dead person inside)
Miami, Dec. 4 Rescue teams from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida (USA) found the plane that crashed with at least two people on board in the Gulf of Mexico and found the lifeless body of a man inside the device. minor, while the search for a missing man continues, authorities said.
The “remains” of the rented Piper Cherokee single-engine plane were found by air commandos this Sunday afternoon, more than a mile (1.6 km) west of the coast, the Venice City Hall said on Twitter. on the west coast of Florida.
Likewise, he added, divers from the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office located a deceased minor “inside the passenger area of the plane.”
For its part, and citing police sources, local NBC channel 8 indicated that a woman whose lifeless body some divers found in the sea this Sunday was also traveling on the aircraft.
Authorities are currently looking for a “male pilot or passenger” who has not yet been located.
So far, the people involved in this event have not been identified.
The Venice authorities had reported this noon that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contacted the local Police in relation to a small plane that took off from the municipal airport of that city on Saturday night, but never arrived. to your intended destination.
The Venice Police Department (VPD) said the accident possibly occurred about 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the Venice Fishing Wharf.
The VDP has coordinated an investigation of the alleged accident with the FAA, Venice Airport, US Coast Guard, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, and forces from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (FWC).
“The search effort will continue until sunset and will resume as conditions permit,” said the City of Venice, a city located in Sarasota County. EFE