Coast Guard searching for missing small plane in Bahamas

Royal Bahamas Defense Force also looking for Cessna
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Posted at 2:47 PM, Aug 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-20 18:28:06-04

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Bahamas Defense Force are searching for a small plane with one person aboard that was last seen 17 miles west of Eleuthera Island on Sunday.

The missing aircraft is a Cessna 402 that left Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the Coast Guard posted on social media from Miami.

Eleuthera is 73 miles west of Nassau.

On Friday, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark rescued a manwho said he was stranded for three days on uninhabited Cay Sal, Bahamas, after his vessel became disabled during his voyage.