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JDF search teams identify oil slick where flight N900KN crashed

Published:Friday | September 5, 2014 | 6:28 PM
Earlier today a Jamaica Defence Force search and rescue team could be seen heading towards the possible crash site of Flight N900K. - Gareth Davis photo

Damion Mitchell, Editor - Radio & Online

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that search teams have detected an oil slick in the waters North East of Port Antonio, Portland where a small aircraft crashed this afternoon.

The search team comprises two vessels from the JDF and an aircraft.

Meanwhile, captain Mahatma Williams, the acting staff officer for operations at the JDF, says a US vessel is enroute to Jamaica to join in the search.

It is expected to be on site to join the operation tomorrow.

Williams also said that a request has been sent to the United States Embassy in Kingston for further assistance where possible.

At a press conference at the JDF Up Park camp headquarters a short while ago, Leroy Lindsay, the director general of the Civil Aviation Authority dismissed reports that the ill-fated plane had made contact with local aviation authorities.

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