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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