US Coast Guard calls off search for father and son whose small plane crashed into the ocean Daily


US Coast Guard calls off search for father and son whose small plane crashed into the ocean Daily The US Coast Guard has called off it search on Sunday for a missing father and son whose plane disappeared off the coast of after a trip to Walt Disney World. After searching for 56 hours and covering 1,400 square miles, there was no sign of 51 year old Peter Renzulli and his 19 year old son Daniel, of Bridgewater, New Jersey. The Piper PA 46 departed from Orlando on Thursday morning and was heading towards Princeton Airport. About 30 minutes into the flight, the plane disappeared from the radar. A distress call around 9.45am was made to the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, which in turn notified the Coast Guard. The US Coast Guard called off it search for Peter Renzulli, 51 left , and his son Daniel, 19 right, with his sister , after their plane disappeared off the coast of Florida. The two had been vacationing at Walt Disney World in Florida and were heading back home to Bridgewater, New Jersey The Piper PA 46 file image departed from Orlando on Thursday morning and was heading towards Princeton Airport. About 30 minutes into the flight, the plane disappeared from the radar Aviation records, viewed by , showed the plane was registered in Texas.  The website also reported that FlightAware.com, an online flight tracker, showed the plane reached an altitude of 22,000 feet before plummeting at a rapid speed. Despite several boats and helicopters being deployed by the Coast Guard, there was no sign of the aircraft or of the two men.  The suspension of an active search and rescue case is never an easy decision to make, Christopher Eddy, search and rescue mission coordinator for the Coast Guard 7th district, said in a statement.  We always want the best case scenario to happen and will continue to monitor for new information that could aid responders.  The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the incident.  A distress call was received by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, which notified the US Coast Guard. On Sunday, the Coast Guard called off the search after a 56 hour hunt that covered 1,400 square miles. Pictured: Daniel, left, and Peter in 2013 Its unclear who was piloting the Piper PA 46, but Peter had completed 30 hours of advanced training in the aircraft. The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the incident. Pictured: Daniel, left, and Peter, right The family was devastated to learn that the aircraft could not be located, Justin Marchetta, a Parsippany aviation attorney, said in a statement.  Peter and Daniel are accomplished pilots and their disappearance is heartbreaking.  We ask that the privacy of the Renzulli family be respected at this difficult time and we ask that those following this story keep the Renzullis in their thoughts and prayers. Marchetta said the father and son had recently been in Orlando on vacation at Walt Disney World. Although it is unclear whether Peter or Daniel was piloting the plane, the family said Peter had undergone more than 30 hours of the raining in the aircraft that disappeared. According to his LinkedIn profile, Peter was a certified public accountant with the firm Bookkeepers2Go and an adjunct professor at Rutgers University. Daniel graduated Bridgewater Raritan High School this past June and was in his freshman year at Michigan State University, according to his Facebook page.  The comments below have not been moderated. By posting your comment you agree to our . Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. Well ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our . Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday Metro Media Group

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