MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Palm Beach Sheriff’s divers have recovered the body of the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the ocean off the Boyton Beach Inlet Sunday night.
According to a tweet from the Coast Guard, the 24-year-old pilot was found inside the plane.READ MORE: LaToya Ratlieff: Apology 'Disingenuous and Disheartening' After Detective Exonerated For Shooting Her In Face With Projectile During Black Lives Matter Protest
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Coast Guard Petty Officer Jose Hernandez said they received a call around 8 p.m. Sunday regarding the Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane.READ MORE: President Trump To Headline CPAC Weekend In Orlando
“The person who called in the report said the plane was sinking,” said Hernandez, a public affairs officer with the U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast office in Miami.
Monday morning at dawn, the plane was located by a sheriff’s department helicopter in approximately 40 feet of water.
The plane was flying from Palm Beach County Park Airport to Merritt Island Airport, about 140 miles north when it went down.
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