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Active search officially ends for crashed aircraft with New York developer, wife

Published:Sunday | September 7, 2014 | 6:49 PM

All hopes of recovering the bodies of a New York developer and his wife and the wreckage of the ill-fated single engine aircraft that crashed three days ago off the northeast coast of Jamaica have been dashed, with the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) ending active search this evening.

Speaking with The Gleaner-Power 106 News Centre today, the JDF's civil/ military co-operation officer, Major Basil Jarrett, said the team will no longer be searching for the crashed aircraft and its passengers at sea. He said any further search will be done from the coastline to see whether debris will be washed ashore.

The US Coast Guard also ended its search late yesterday.

Jarrett expressed disappointment that the JDF was not able to locate the wreckage and the bodies of the missing couple to help provide closure for the family. However, he said he was satisfied with the response of the JDF.

The US has also expressed satisfaction with the response.

The aircraft, which crashed at approximately 1:10 Friday afternoon, departed from Rochester, New York for Naples, Florida. The couple, Larry and Jane Glazer, were the only two passengers onboard.


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