Pilot unresponsive; Plane circling over Gulf of Mexico
Posted: Apr 19, 2012 8:44 AM PDT
Updated: Apr 19, 2012 8:44 AM PDT
A private plane is circling over the Gulf of Mexico and the pilot is “incapacitated,” and apparently unconscious.
NBC’s Pete Williams says authorities are tracking the plane and expect it to soon run out of fuel and crash into the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard is repositioning its assets, according to Williams, to try to help with a rescue.
There is no exact location for the plane yet, but CNN has been told it is closer to Florida than other Gulf states.