Debris of Missing South Florida Plane Found

Central Florida authorities are looking for a missing plane

Another single-engine plane from Fort Lauderdale appears to have met a tragic end.

Authorities believe they have found debris of a Cessna 172 that air traffic controllers lost contact with Monday night on its flight back to Fort Lauderdale. Police and search parties are currently investigating debris consistent with that of a Cessna, located in a rural area of central Florida, the Sun-Sentinel is reporting.

The plane is registered to Ramz Enterprises, a company in South Florida, but efforts to reach the company have been unsuccessful.

It's unclear who was flying the airplane and how many passengers were on board when officials at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport lost contact with the plane. The plane left the runway at 10:25 p.m. and the tower lost contact with the plane when it was 12 miles south of the airport, officials said.

The missing plane comes only a few months after another Cessna kept at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashed into a nearby neighborhood, killing the pilot. Authorities determined engine failure was the cause of the fatal crash.

In September, a University of Florida booster and his family died after their small plane crashed in the Everglades. An engine fire was to blame for that accident.

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