Search continues for plane crash near Jamaica, victims ID'd
Larry and Jane Glazer feared dead after plane crash
The search for a missing private plane that crashed in the waters off of Jamaica continued Saturday.
Searchers planned to return to the search at daybreak, the day after the plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple crashed 14 miles northeast of the coastal town of Port Antonio.
The radio signal of the single-engine TBM-900 aircraft went silent Friday morning while en route to Naples, Florida, prompting the United States and Cuba to trail it with fighter jets.
While the deaths of Rochester, New York real estate developer Laurence Glazer and his entrepreneur wife, Jane have not been confirmed, their son released a statement Friday reading in part:
"We are devastated by the tragic and sudden loss of our parents... we understand that there are many questions yet to be answered about today's events... At this time, we would appreciate the ability to mourn privately."
Numerous public officials extended their condolences for a couple described as a linchpin in efforts to rejuvenate a city stung by the decline of corporate giants.
"I don't think I knew too many people who loved Rochester as much as Larry Glazer and his wife," one said Friday.
The Glazers, both 68, were known as regulars at the Naples Airport, but appear to have been taken on a ghostly 1,700-mile journey after apparently becoming incapacitated. Ait traffic controllers lost contact with their plane around 10 a.m. Friday, about two hours after they left the Rochester airport.
U.S. fighter pilots launched to shadow the unresponsive aircraft observed the pilot slumped over and the plane's windows frosting over.
TBM-900 aircrafts do not have black boxes on board.
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