Published On: Wed, Oct 29th, 2014

Plane crash near Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten AirportPHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Sea Rescue Foundation, Coast Guard and other emergency services responded to a call that on Tuesday evening an aircraft had gone down just short of the Sint Maarten Airport runway.

Initial reports state that a small FedEx single engine aircraft with two souls on board executed a water crash landing procedure short of the runway.

As of 9:30 Wednesday evening a search to locate the crash site and survivors was ongoing. The search is continuing.

There has been no information that could explain why the aircraft did not make it to the runway.

More updates will follow...

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