Air Station Elizabeth City crews among those searching for plane crash survivors near Emerald Isle

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Coast Guard crews are searching for survivors after a Cessna airplane crashed southeast of Bogue Inlet, near Emerald Isle, late Monday evening, according to a press release from U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a call from Air Traffic Control Cherry Point at approximately 11 p.m. that an aircraft had dropped from their radar 12 miles southeast of Bogue Inlet. The aircraft reportedly had two persons aboard.

The Coast Guard has launched crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Elizabeth City, a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium from Station Emerald Isle and a Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal to search the area.

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Those with additional information regarding this case should contact the Sector North Carolina command center on VHF-FM channel 16 or at 910-343-3880.


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