UPDATE: ‘Unresponsive Aircraft’ Two F-15s Race to Plane Over Atlantic, That Was Flying Through Cuba Airspace; Crashed

UPDATE: ‘Unresponsive Aircraft’ Two F-15s Race to Plane Over Atlantic, That Was Flying Through Cuba Airspace; Crashed

Sad UPDATE to ‘Unresponsive Plane’ :

An unresponsive plane that crashed in the water off the coast the island of Jamaica Friday afternoon is owned by Larry Glazer, a developer in Rochester, N.Y., and CEO of Buckingham properties.

There appeared to be two unconscious pilots aboard the plane that was headed for Naples, Fla. The windows of the plane were frosted. One or two others may have been aboard the plane.

The U.S. military Thursday launched a pair of jet fighters to trail a small aircraft that was unresponsive over the Atlantic Ocean and headed towards Cuban airspace, NORAD said.

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Two F-15s were flying with the plane east of Florida.

The windows, according to a NORAD spokesman, were frosted and it was unknown how much fuel was left.

NORAD was in touch with Cuban authorities via the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. military jets will not enter Cuban airspace, a NORAD spokesman said.

The Socata TBM-700 light business and utility aircraft departed from Rochester, New York, with a flight plan to land in Naples, Florida, NORAD said. But the plane’s occupants did not respond to communication attempts.

UPDATE from Daily News:
A Cuban fighter jet is tracking an unresponsive private plane that left from Rochester, NY, and is now in Cuban airspace, according to CNN.

Two F-15 jets were trailing the plane, but stopped when it crossed over into Cuban territory.

The plane is a Socata TBM-700 light business and utility aircraft, and left from Rochester, N.Y. for Naples, Fla., according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. A NORAD spokesman said the plane’s windows were frosted and it was unclear how much fuel was left, according to CNN.

NORAD reached out to Cuban authorities since the private, 7-seat plane was heading towards Cuban airspace, CNN reported.

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