Man falls out of private plane into Atlantic south of Miami

Authorities in South Florida have resumed searching for a man who a pilot said fell out of his small plane into the Atlantic Ocean near Miami.

Authorities searching for passenger who fell from Piper PA 46 aircraft

A man fell from a private plane into the Atlantic Ocean somewhere off the Florida coast near Miami. The pilot of the Piper PA 46 aircraft said the door of the plane was ajar at the time the passenger fell. (Google)

Authorities in South Florida have resumed searching for a man who a pilot said fell out of his small plane into the Atlantic Ocean near Miami.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Javier Baez said Friday that marine water and air units were looking for the man's body in what has become a recovery rather than a rescue effort.

The pilot of a Piper PA 46 aircraft told an air traffic controller Thursday afternoon that a door was ajar and a passenger had fallen from the plane. The aircraft had just taken off from Tamiami Executive Airport south of Miami.

The identities of the pilot and passenger haven't been released, nor has their intended destination. Baez said they were the only two on board.

Foul play is not suspected.

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