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Plane destined for Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashes into ocean

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Posted at 9:00 PM, May 24, 2019

A small plane destined for Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Friday, according to the FAA.

The plane, a Cessna Citation V with reportedly one pilot on board, departed from St. Louis Regional Airport at 1:35 p.m.

According to the FAA, the plane was out of communication with air traffic controllers for more than one hour before it crashed. FAA air traffic controllers were tracking the flight on radar during that time.

The Cessna was intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-15s shortly before it went down, the FAA said in a release.

No more information was immediately available.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.