ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - Two people were on board a small plane headed from Orlando to New Jersey when it crashed Thursday morning off the coast of St. John's River Inlet.
The FAA said it lost contact with the small single-engine plane around 9:20 a.m. when it was east of Ponte Vedra Beach.
The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy immediately started investigating.
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The Coast Guard has not said whether the people on board survived.
According to FlightAware, the Piper departed Kissimmee Gateway airport around 8 a.m. Thursday.
Our news partners at Action News JAX report that winds were approximately 40 miles per hour in that area at the time.
Here is radar from 9:20 AM this morning. FAA lost contact with a single-engine plane this morning. Winds at radar beam level (2 K feet) were approx. 40 mph. @WOKVNews @ActionNewsJax #FirstAlertWX pic.twitter.com/wHpnddkCp3— Garrett Bedenbaugh (@wxgarrett) December 20, 2018
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