BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a small plane that apparently crashed in the ocean off the South Florida coast.
Petty Officer Jose Hernandez said the Piper PA-28 Cherokee was reported to have crashed about a mile off the Boynton Beach Inlet about 8 p.m. Sunday.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane was flying from Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana to Merritt Island Airport.
A Coast Guard helicopter, cutter and small boat were searching the water for the wreckage or any survivors.
Boynton Beach police and fire-rescue crews were assisting in the search.
Hernandez said the Coast Guard would continue to search throughout the night.