Crystal River, FL

Date

Type

Personal

Latitude

79 45.0W

Longitude

26 54.7N

Amount Saved

1

On 28 February 2019 at 1903 (1403 EST) a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was detected at 26 54.7N 79 45.0W, 16 NM east of Juno Beach, FL. It was activated when an aircraft crashed into the ocean with 1 person on board. Coast Guard District 7 (CGD07) received the SARSAT alert simultaneously with a Federal Aviation Administration report of a downed aircraft in the same position. CGD07 issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched a helicopter from Air Station Miami. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol responded to the UMIB, diverted to the position, and recovered the uninjured pilot from a life raft. 
1 SARSAT RESCUE