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Unresponsive plane heading to Jamaican airspace

Published:Friday | September 5, 2014 | 1:13 PM
Graphic showing the point of origin and the crash point -

Karlene Brown, Assistant News Editor

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard says it is closely monitoring an unresponsive plane which could enter Jamaican airspace soon.

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) has been trying to make contact with the aircraft since 10 o'clock this morning.

It is believed to be flying on autopilot.

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

It is uncertain how much fuel the aircraft has.

However, if it continues on its current track it could pass over the eastern end of the island.

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