A plane belonging to a Rochester, New York developer has crashed in the ocean north of Jamaica after flying unresponsive for hours since early Friday escorted by U.S. fighter jets, according to federal officials.
Developer Larry Glazer, to whom the plane is registered, was on board with his wife, Jane, according to a tweet from WROC-TV, who said both died in the crash.
Glazer’s son, Rick Glazer, told the Associated Press: “I don’t have any comment about what’s going on at this time.”
FlightAware identified the plane’s tail number as N900KN. FAA records show the plane is owned by a company based in Rochester.
The plane is registered to a development, Buckingham Properties at 359 Alexander St., took off around 8:45 a.m. from the Greater Rochester International Airport, according to the Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. Around 10:45 a.m., U.S. officials started investigating when it had become unresponsive, and sent two F-15 jets to trail the plane. The fighter jets stopped following the aircraft when it crossed into Cuban airspace.
Three people were believed to be on board the 7-seat Socata TBM-700, a light business and utility aircraft, ABC reported.