JDF search for aircraft that went missing with three aboard

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica Defence Force personnel are searching for an aircraft with three people aboard which it said went off the radar yesterday afternoon.

According to a release from the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), the Cessna 206F aircraft departed from the Sangster International Airport in St James at 4:18 pm en route to the Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston, with an estimated arrival time of 4:58 pm.

JCAA said the aircraft was last seen on radar at 4:36 pm, between Duncans and Clark’s Town in Trelawny, where search and rescue procedures were immediately initiated with the respective police stations and the JDF.

The search and rescue flights, which started yesterday, had to be abandoned due to poorweather conditions.

The JDF resumed operations this morning but up to 10:00 am, the aircraft has not been located, JCAA said.

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