Single engine plane crashes 18 nautical miles off Port St. Lucie

Single engine plane crashes 18 nautical miles off Port St. Lucie

Port St Lucie, Fl – The U.S.Coast Guard is reporting that  single engine airplane has gone down in the Atlantic Ocean. This happened approximately 18 nautical miles east of Port St. Lucie today (March 31, 2018)

USCG received a call at 3:35 p.m.

The Coast Guard is on the scene.

We will update this post when we have more info.

Update 4:55


Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to downed aircraft, locate 2 people deceased near St. Lucie Inlet

MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies located the remains of two people involved in a downed aircraft incident Saturday approximately 20 miles east of St. Lucie Inlet.

The Miami Air Traffic Control Center notified Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders of a suspected downed aircraft at approximately 11:45 a.m. The pilot stated to the ARTCC he was changing course for weather avoidance and shortly after, they lost communication.

Coast Guard crews and partner agencies located a debris field approximately 20 miles east of St. Lucie Inlet and the sole two occupants of the aircraft deceased. 

Assisting in the search were:

  • St. Lucie County Marine Unit
  • Martin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Miami Tow Boat 
  • CGAir Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  • Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement
  • CG Station Fort Pierce 45-foot Response Boat—Medium
  • Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish

Investigations or further inquiry into this matter will be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board or Federal Aviation Administration.

Update 8:02

From Seatow

Captain Colby, and Captain Rob for finding the Plane wreckage and assist efforts in recovering the remaining plane parts, along with Coast Guard, Fwc and Martin county sheriffs.. All great people organized to make this happen as organized as possible in this tragedy !

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