'Unresponsive Aircraft': Plane Crashes After F-15 Chase Over Atlantic

September 5, 2014 9:52 PM

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'Unresponsive Aircraft': Plane Crashes After F-15 Chase Over Atlantic

A turboprop plane headed from New York to Florida stopped responding to radio calls and veered hundreds of miles off course — prompting a chase by two F-15 fighter jets — before crashing off the coast of Jamaica Friday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot had been spotted “unconscious and slumped over” in the cockpit, U.S. officials told NBC News. NORAD, the joint American and Canadian air command, said on Twitter that the people on board might be suffering from oxygen deprivation.

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