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.
#UPDATE @USCG assets will continue searching for the missing aircraft throughout the day and night. The pilot of the missing aircraft is 87-year-old Brendan Spratt. If you have any information please contact Coast Guard D7 Command Center at 305-415-6800.#SAR #D7 pic.twitter.com/VhMZyRQunS— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 28, 2021
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.