Jamaica Defence Force Spots Debris From Private Plane Crash

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 6, 2014

Above: what is believed to be wreckage from the crash (Photo: JDF)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A Jamaica Defence Force search and rescue team has spotted and photographed what is believed to be debris from Friday’s small plane crash near Port Antonio.

The debris field was spotted about 24 nautical miles north of Port Antonio.

“While it is not yet possible to confirm that the debris sighted is from the missing TBM 900, our pilots are very confident that the sighting is consistent with that of a high impact debris field, and this has since been corroborated by a United States Coast Guard C130 Aircraft involved in the operation,” the JDF said in a statement.

The plane caused a scare around the region yesterday when it became unresponsive en route to Florida.

The small craft eventually went off course into Cuban airspace and into Jamaica where it finally went down.

“The JDF is currently executing search operations to locate and recover the debris in order to positively identify it as part of the wreckage of the missing aircraft,” the JDF said. “The JDF Coast Guard is continuing the search and rescue operation throughout the night, and will be bolstered by the addition of JDF aerial assets at first light Saturday morning. There is also a United States Coast Guard Cutter en route to the scene, in order to assist in the operation.”

Popular Posts belize hotel mayan world

At the Falling Leaves Lodge in Belize, a Portal to the Maya World

SAN IGNACIO — There has been some form of settlement on this site for more than 3,000 years, here on a leafy hill above the town of San Ignacio, Belize. In other words, this is no ordinary hill. This is Cahal Pech, […]

In San Ignacio, Belize, The Art of Adventure (And Pupusas)

pupusas belize

The sizzle is calling you. In the early morning, corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and beans and meat sing a particularly strong siren song.  It could be that perfect blend of dough and heat, or the aroma. It might just […]

Delta Is Adding More Nonstop Curacao Flights, Citing “Booming Demand”  

the beach at the avila hotel in curacao

Curacao is hotter than ever, with a wave of new hotels and record-breaking tourism numbers. And just a few months after Delta made its long-awaited return to the island, the carrier is adding even more flights.  The reason? What Delta […]

Related Posts jamaica inn

Jamaica Says Visitors Arrivals Are Booming 

Total visitor arrivals to Jamaica — including the combination of air and cruise passengers — topped 4 million last year, a new record for the Caribbean island, according to local tourism officials.  The country’s 4.1 million visitors represented a 16 […]

At These 13 Resorts, You Can Take the Perfect Adventure-Filled Vacation in Belize

belize blancaneaux

Belize, a Caribbean travel destination full of natural wonders that also happens to have some of the coolest adventure resorts on the planet, from top-flight jungle hotels to luxurious river lodges and just about everything in between, whether you’re seeking […]

A New Way to Fly Between Barbados and Jamaica 

best barbados resorts

No Caribbean airline has added more flights in the last year than interCaribbean, the Turks and Caicos-based carrier that continues to fill the LIAT void with a host of new routes across the region.  The latest? Newly-launched service between Bridgetown, […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You