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Friday 20 April 2018

Police ID man who fell out of small plane

Associated Press

Police have identified the missing Florida man who they say fell from a small plane into the Atlantic Ocean.

Miami-Dade Police Department spokesman Javier Baez identified him as 42-year-old Gerardo Nales, of Key Biscayne, an island south-east of Miami, not far from where he fell into the water.

Air and water rescue units are still searching for Mr Nales, who police say either jumped or fell from the Piper airplane on Thursday afternoon, shortly after take-off.

The pilot was the only other person on board. His identity has not been released. The pilot radioed in a mayday call to air-traffic controllers and returned safely to Tamiami Executive Airport south of Miami.

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