JDF searching sea after report of plane crash

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – Members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard were up to late afternoon yesterday busy scouring the St Elizabeth coastline in an effort to confirm a reported sighting of a light aircraft going down in flames.

Major Basil Jarrett, civil military cooperation and media affairs officer of the JDF, told the Jamaica Observer late yesterday that a aircraft and a coast guard vessel were searching in the Lovers’ Leap area and its vicinity for possible signs of a wreckage.

"We haven’t found anything yet, but we are still looking," he told the Observer.

He said the aim was to determine whether or not there was, in fact, a crash and to launch a rescue operation.

Jarrett said the JDF received a call of a possible crash around two or three o’clock in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, the St Elizabeth police told the Observer: "We can’t say if it’s a fact, but we got a call that a plane was seen on fire and then was seen to plunge into the sea."

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