Coast Guard searching for possible downed plane off New York

New York – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a possible downed aircraft eight miles north of Mattituck Inlet, N.Y.

At about 8:50 a.m. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a report from another aircraft operating in the vicinity. The aircraft was described as a small, white, experimental aircraft with a parachute deployed.

A rescue boat from Coast Guard Station New Haven is searching along with Suffolk County Marine and Riverhead and Southhold Emergency Medical Services.

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