1 person missing, 1 man rescued when small plane crashes off coast of South Florida

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A small cargo plane crashed off the coast of South Florida Friday.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescued a man in a raft near the wreckage.

He was flown to a hospital for treatment.

The Coast Guard is still searching for the other person who was on board.

The plane hit the water about 12 miles off Bay Harbor Island, in the Miami area.

The plane was on its way to Miami-Opa Locka executive airport.

There’s no word yet on what caused the crash.

The plane’s operator, Conquest Air, released a statement.

It reads:

“The aircraft was returning from a cargo delivery from Nassau, Bahamas. Our concern is with our flight crew and we will continue to coordinate with the relevant authorities.”

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