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Search underway for single-engine plane missing off coast of Boca Raton

Officials confirmed one person on board the plane
Posted at 6:39 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 23:45:41-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A search is underway for a single-engine Lancair 320 plane that disappeared Friday afternoon off the coast of Boca Raton.

The U.S. Coast Guard received a report from the Federal Aviation Association at about 12:30 p.m. saying the plane was last reported missing 17 miles southeast of Boca Raton.

The plane departed from Spruce Creek Airport, a private airport in Port Orange, seven miles south of the central business district of Daytona Beach in Volusia County, and was headed to the Boca Raton Airport when it disappeared, according to the Coast Guard.

One person was confirmed to be on board the plane.

The U.S. Coast Guard identified the missing pilot as Brendan Spratt, 87.

If you have any information please contact Coast Guard D7 Command Center at 305-415-6800.

The Coast Guard sent out cutters, a helicopter, aircraft and small boats to help with the search.

No other details were immediately available.