Coast Guard Searching for Missing Pilot

Coast Guard Searching for Missing Pilot

POSTED: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 11:31am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The US Coast Guard has resumed its search
for a Navy pilot missing in Lake Pontchartrain after a weekend
It says several agencies are helping the crews of two coast
Guard boats and a Coast Guard helicopter.
They had searched 328 nautical square miles of the lake over the
weekend. One pilot was rescued after the T-34 plane crashed a
couple of miles north of Lakefront Airport Saturday evening.
The Coast Guard said initial reports indicated both pilots were
clinging to the aircraft before it sank.
The Navy has not released the names of the pilots.
Lt. Brett Dawson, a spokesman at the Navy's air training station
in Corpus Christi, Texas, says names won't be released until 24
hours after families have been notified.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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