Published On: Thu, Oct 30th, 2014

Update: Search continues in Caribbean for passenger of missing cargo plane

Plane crashPHILLIPSBURG - Regional authorities were still searching Thursday for one of two passengers of a cargo plane that went missing soon after takeoff from St. Maarten on a flight to San Juan.

Dutch Coast Guard representative Roderick Gouverneur said that pilot Eric Schnell and co-pilot Rigoberto Lopez, both U.S. citizens, were the only people aboard the plane.

While Schnell's body was recovered, the search continues for Lopez, Gouverneur said.

The plane, operated by FedEx contractor Skyway Enterprises, disappeared from radar late Wednesday shortly after takeoff from St. Maarten.

"Our first thoughts are for the safety of the crew on board," FedEx representative Scott Fiedler indicated.

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