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Unresponsive plane crashes near Port Antonio, Jamaica

Published:Friday | September 5, 2014 | 1:43 PM
Graphic showing the point of origin and the crash point - Flightradar24.com

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard is reporting that the unresponsive plane has crashed near Port Antonio Jamaica.




The JDF says the plane crashed 14 miles North East of Port Antonio, Portland.



The aircraft left Rochester, New York this morning and was scheduled to land in Naples, Florida.



It drew the attention of US authorities when it failed to land.



The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had been trying to make contact with the aircraft since 10 o'clock this morning.



It was believed to be flying on autopilot.



Two US F15 fighter jets were trailing the plane but broke off before it entered Cuban airspace.



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