Coast Guard suspends active search for overdue pilot off Cape Cod



The Coast Guard suspended their active search at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for a late plane near Nauset Beach, Mass., Pending further information.

Coast Guard crews searched a total of 55 hours over 2,076 square miles with no signs of a missing pilot or plane.

Watchers in the Southeastern New England Coast Guard sector received a report at 10:34 p.m. Sunday from the Air Force Regional Command Center of a possible Piper 28 aircraft, white and beige, shot four miles east of Sampson Island.

The research teams included:

Coast Guard Station in Chatham Crew of a 45-foot response boat
Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, MH-60 Jayhawk Crew
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing crew
Coast Guard Spencer Crew (WMEC 905)
The crew of the Sanibel Coast Guard (WPB 1312)
Coast Guard Tybee Crew (WPB 1330)
Chatham Harbor Captain
Harwich Harbor Captain
Captain of the Port of Orleans
Two additional local assets, including a tug
If anyone has new information regarding this matter, please call Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211.

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