September 5th, 2014
09:42 PM ET

Unresponsive plane flies for hours, crashes near Jamaica

The U.S. Coast Guard is now heading to the coast of Jamaica where a plane crashed after flying, unresponsive, for hours.

The jet left Rochester, New York Friday morning en route to Naples, Florida and flew hundreds of miles off course, passing through Cuba. Two F-15s scrambled to trail the jet. Shortly before the plane stopped responding to air traffic control, there was a call about a problem on board.

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The pilot asks to descend to 18,000 feet because "we have an indication that is not correct in the plane," according to a stream of that transmission posted on LiveATC.net.

OutFront, Miles O'Brien, a private pilot and David Soucie, a Former FAA Safety Inspector, along with Dr. Armand Dorian, a Los Angeles doctor who treated an airplane stowaway who survived back in 2000.

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