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Coast Guard recovers 2 bodies from downed airplane in Florida Keys

Posted at 3:08 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 19:19:20-04

MARATHON, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard recovered two bodies from a downed aircraft Sunday in the Florida Keys.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call about a debris field from a possible downed aircraft north of Marathon airport.

When crews arrived on scene they confirmed the debris was from a Cessna high wing single engine plane that had left from the airport.

Two deceased people were recovered and their bodies were transferred to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.