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We too are awaiting answers, says family of couple aboard crashed plane

Published:Friday | September 5, 2014 | 4:24 PM
Jane and Larry Glazer - Photo taken from

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The children of Jane and Larry Glazer, the couple aboard the small aircraft which crashed in Jamaican waters today, say they too are awaiting answers on what happened.

In a release, a copy of which has been obtained by The Gleaner, Mindy, Rick and Ken Glazer said they are devastated by the tragic and sudden loss of their parents.

"They loved and appreciated the opportunity to help build the community of Rochester, and we thank everyone in the community for their expressions of support," they said.

"We understand that there are many questions yet to be answered about today’s events, and we too are awaiting answers," they said, while asking that they be allowed to mourn privately.

Earlier, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) reported that US military support had identified a possible wreckage field near Port Antonio, Portland where the small aircraft crashed.

The plane is reported to have crashed about 14 miles North East of Port Antonio, after failing to land in Naples, Florida.

A search team comprising the Marine Police, the JDF Coast Guard and a US rescue crew, has been combing the seas but has not yet found anything significant.

The JDF has called a press conference for this afternoon at 5:30 at Up Park Camp following the plane crash.


* The pilot filed a flight plan with the FAA to fly from Rochester, New York, to Naples, Florida.

* 9:45 a.m. - The plane takes off from the Greater Rochester International Airport, New York.

* 11 a.m. - Air traffic controllers were last able to contact the pilot of the Socata TBM700, a high performance single-engine turboprop.

* Plane fails to land in Naples, Florida as planned.

* 12:30 a.m. - Fighter jets were scrambled and followed the plane until it reached Cuban airspace, when they peeled off.

* 1:18 p.m. - Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says unresponsive plane heading into Jamaican air space.

* Approximately 1:40 p.m. - JDF reports that the plane crashed 14 miles (22km) north east of Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica and dispatches rescue team.

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