Person rescued after downed plane reported east of Miami-Dade County

Posted at 12:51 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 15:13:26-05

The Coast Guard said it rescued a person and was searching for another after responding to a report of a downed plane about 13 miles east of Miami-Dade County Friday afternoon.

The aircraft was initially described as a Cessna. But the Coast Guard later corrected that to a Conquest Air 504.

The airplane was traveling from Nassau, Bahamas to Opa-locka, according to the Coast Guard.

Aerial footage showed a Coast Guard helicopter hoisting a person from the water. The crew took the person to awaiting medical services at Air Station Miami for further treatment.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Miami-Dade police and commercial salvage crews also responded, the Coast Guard said.