(Photograph is a similar plane)
UPDATE 1: Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft near Drum Inlet, North Carolina
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Coast Guard is searching the area of a downed aircraft approximately 4 miles east of Drum Inlet Sunday evening.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a report of a possible downed aircraft from an air traffic controller at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point informing that the aircraft was seen behaving erratically on radar and then disappeared from the radar screen.
A total of 8 people have been confirmed to have been aboard the Pilatus PC-12 single engine passenger aircraft.
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch
National Park Service beach crews
Carteret County Sheriffs Office
Down East Fire Department