Search continues for missing plane of George F. Baker III off coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts

Friday, December 2, 2005

The United States Coast Guard is currently searching still for the downed Beechcraft twin-engine plane piloted by philanthropist George F. Baker III off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Air-traffic controllers lost radar contact with pilot during the afternoon, even though the pilot has just talked with them moments before. The plane also did not issue a distress signal.

Weather is not believed to be a factor as visibility was above five miles.