US military searches for plane that crashed off Jamaica

Cuba allows the US military to fly a C-130 cargo plane and two F-15 fighter jets (shown in file picture) over its airspace to assist Jamaica locate a private plane that crashed into the seaThe US military was searching Saturday for a plane carrying three people that crashed off the coast of Jamaica in an incident that prompted rare coordination between Cuba and the United States. The US Coast Guard, which indicated the number of passengers, said it was assisting Jamaican authorities in finding the seven-seater Socata TBM-700 single-engine turbo prop aircraft. New York authorities named the passengers as real estate entrepreneur Larry Glazer and his wife Jane. The aircraft took off from the northeastern United States and flew south over Cuba and across the Caribbean on Friday, ignoring calls from air traffic control with its pilot, according to reports, unconscious in the cockpit.

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