Members of Jamaica's Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small U.S. private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio September 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Mystery shrouds the crash of a private plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple who were taken on a ghostly 1,700-mile journey after apparently becoming incapacitated at the controls before slamming into the waters off Jamaica.The wreckage of the high-performance plane carrying Rochester real estate developer Laurence Glazer and his entrepreneur wife, Jane -- both experienced and enthusiastic pilots -- had not been found late Friday, hours after U.S. fighter pilots launched to shadow the unresponsive aircraft observed the pilot slumped over and its windows frosting over.After a pause, the controller told the pilot to fly at 25,000 feet.Controllers then cleared the plane to descend to 20,000 feet, a command which the pilot acknowledged. The pilot was speculating that the Socata pilot was suffering from hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation, but Schlachter said the Air Force doesn't know for certain that was the case.Maj. Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defense Force said the plane went down about 22 kilometers northeast of the coastal town of Port Antonio and the military dispatched two aircraft and a dive team.The crash was the second in less than a week in which a private pilot has become unresponsive during a flight.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE