Go Back Report # 648


Guardsmen Quit Hunt For Plane Reported Down    

       MIAMI — (AP) — The Coast Guard Search and Rescue Center said yesterday it had closed out a search for a small airplane reported to have fallen in the Gulf of Mexico near Indian Key Light in the Ten Thousand Islands area.

       Maj. Albin Gerish of the Civil Air Patrol at Everglades reported CAP planes also searched, but the Coast Guard said a check failed to show any missing aircraft in the area and no trace of any plane was found.

       Coast Guard planes from Miami and St. Petersburg bases made the search.

       The fishing boat Alice O., in the Gulf and a group of Ohio tourists crossing the Tamiami Trail reported seeing a falling plane in the area.                                                                            

This reference: The St. Petersburg Times dated July 02, 1951

With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/  

UFOCAT PRN – 56261

UFOCAT URN – NONE  News clip - The St. Petersburg Times dated July 02, 1951

UFOCAT URN – 56261 Ted Bloecher investigation files, no date         

North America – Florida, Collier1

Ten Thousand Islands Latitude 25-51-31 N, Longitude 81-28-54 W (D-M-S)

Indian Key                   Latitude 25-48-25 N, Longitude 81-27-55 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.

Note 1: There are four (4) Indian Keys in Florida. UFOCAT uses the Monroe County one, but the location says it was in the Ten Thousand Islands area, which is in Collier County, so I have used the Collier County “Indian Key.” If you put Indian Key into “MapQuest,” you will see the county line divides both Monroe & Collier counties with the larger mass of Indian Key in Collier County.-CF-    


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