Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Plane Missing Off FL Coast | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.23.15

Airborne 03.24.15

Airborne 03.25.15

Airborne 03.19.15

Airborne 03.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.23.15

Airborne 03.24.15

Airborne 03.25.15

Airborne 03.19.15

Airborne 03.20.15

Wed, Dec 03, 2008

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Plane Missing Off FL Coast

Beech B33 Goes Down In Gulf Of Mexico Near Thunderstorms

Search crews with the US Coast Guard have suspended their efforts to find the two men missing when their Beechcraft Debonair crashed somewhere off the coast of the Florida panhandle Sunday evening.

The Associated Press reports the search for 35-year-old Darien Peckham and 28-year-old Zachary Schlitt was stopped Tuesday evening, pending further developments. The two men took off from Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) just after 5:30 pm Sunday night, on an IFR flight plan to Vandenberg Airport in Tampa.

The last radar signature received from the aircraft occurred over the Gulf of Mexico near Yankeetown, FL. Rescue crews have recovered a flight bag containing headphones, and a seat presumed to have come from the men's Beech B33... but there's been no sign of the aircraft, or of the missing men.

Initial search efforts were hampered by strong thunderstorms in the vicinity at the time of the crash, as seen in the image below:

Friends told The Tampa Tribune Peckham has been a pilot since May 2005, and enjoys formation flying. Schlitt earned his PPL in October 2007.

(Image courtesy of FlightAware.com)

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.25.15: HR476 Opposed, AEA2015 LIVE Schedule, Airbus' 9000th A/C

Also: Nanchang CJ-6A, USAF T-X Program, UK AAIB Withholds Info, Aussie Aero-Politics, GPS Errors Found, ATC Reform House Bill HR 476 will eliminate G.I. training benefits for those>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.26.15)

Addison Pemberton's Boeing Model 40 The first Model 40 was built for a 1925 U.S. Post Office competition as a replacement for the converted military de Havillands that had carried >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.26.15): Few Clouds

An official sky cover classification for aviation weather observations, descriptive of a sky cover of 1/8 to 2/8.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.26.15)

“NBAA will continue to monitor the situation and pursue all available options to ensure access to and the future viability of Santa Monica airport, which is not only an impor>[...]

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way... The 'Headlines Only' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: 'Headlines Only' Mode We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you lik>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC