Crews enter third day of search for plane that took off from Sarasota

Crews enter third day of search for plane that took off from Sarasota
Crews continue to search for a plane that flew out of Sarasota over the weekend. (Source: WCTV)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WCTV) - Authorities in Taylor County, Fla. are continuing to search for a plane that went down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

WCTV in Tallahassee says two people were onboard the plane and the search is ongoing. The aircraft was lost on the radar around 12:43 p.m. on Sunday.

Crews searching for a plane that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday evening have found the aircraft’s fuselage, but the plane’s two occupants remain missing.

Crews were back out searching Wednesday morning. Officials say they are using planes in the air, boots on the ground and boats in the water to search.

The plane took off from Sarasota and was on its way to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The sheriff’s office, forestry officials, fire departments and volunteers are helping in the search.

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