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Rescuers are up in arms this weekend as they search for traces of wreckage from a small plane that  ended up crashing off the coast of Jamaica while on its way to Florida.

According to USA Today, the plane belonged to a real estate developer and his wife and became unresponsive for hours just before crashing.

The site reports that an oil slick was found in the ocean near the north coast of Jamaica, which they believe could be where the plane came down.

A statement was released by Larry Glazer’s family about the tragic situation:

“We understand that there are many questions yet to be answered about today’s events, and we too are awaiting answers. At this time, we would appreciate the ability to mourn privately.””We are devastated by the tragic and sudden loss of our parents, Jane and Larry Glazer,” the statement read. “They loved and appreciated the opportunity to help build the community of Rochester, and we thank everyone in the community for their expressions of support.In a prepared statement, their children, Mindy, Rick and Ken Glazer, said they were awaiting answers as to what went wrong.”

The site also reports:

“The plane took off at 8:26 a.m. and was scheduled to land in Naples about noon, according to FlightAware.com, a flight-tracking service. The plane crashed at 2:15 p.m., about 14 miles off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica, according to NORAD.”

We are keeping the victims’ families in our prayers, and will keep you posted with any updates.

SOURCE: USA Today | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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