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Private Plane With 'Incapacitated' Pilot Plummets Into Gulf Of Mexico

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MSNBC.COM - A private plane that was spotted circling above the Gulf of Mexico with an apparently incapacitated pilot crashed into the water about 120 miles west of Tampa, Fla., just after noon on Thursday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard spotted the plane, a Cessna 421 twin-engine propeller aircraft, at about 9:30 a.m. ET. It was flying erratically, and the pilot was unresponsive to radio calls, according to Coast Guard District 8 Chief Petty Officer John Edwards in New Orleans. click here to read more

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