Wednesday, February 03, 2016

No sign of plane crash - Jamaica Defence Force

The Jamaica Defence Force,(JDF) says there is no sign of a plane believed to have crashed off the coast of St Elizabeth Wednesday afternoon.

JDF's Civil Military Corporation and Media Affairs Officer, Major Basil Jarrett, says the Coast Guard resumed the search early Thursday.The search commenced following eyewitness reports of  a plane crashing into the sea near Lover's Leap about 3 o'clock.

The JDF dispatched a helicopter and two coast guard vessels to look for the aircraft.

Fishermen in the area also aided the search.

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – The St Elizabeth police have said they received a telephone call regarding the sighting of a supposed aircraft crashing off the coastline in south St Elizabeth.

A police source said the Jamaica Defence Force is investigating the matter.

“We can’t say if it’s a fact, but we got a call that a plane was seen on fire and then was seen to plunge into the sea,” the source said.

Radio Jamaica (RJR) reported a earlier that people claiming to be eyewitnesses in the Lovers Leap area of south-east St Elizabeth had reported seeing the plane go down.

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