A 5-seat Cirrus SR22 plane traveling from Wiley Post, Oklahoma to Georgetown, Texas went missing Wednesday at 5:41pm CST, according to the Coast Guard and FAA.
It disappeared from radar over the Gulf of Mexico after overflying its destination KFOR originally reported and shown by Flightaware.
The Coast Guard received a report of an unresponsive pilot from the plane, which had a tail number of N325JK.
KJRH reports that “the FAA says a single-engine plane lost out of Oklahoma City was last tracked in the Gulf of Mexico; U.S. Coast Guard confirms it has sent out aircraft to do a search 150 nautical miles off the coast.”
The plane is owned by Abide Aviation LLC and according to its filed flight plan the flight altitude was 19,000 feet.
Sad aviation story tonight. This Cirrus SR22T took off out of Oklahoma, flying to Texas. Pilot became unresponsive. The plane turned, and flew over the Gulf of Mexico, where it likely crashed. Coast Guard was sent out an hour ago to search the waters in the area. pic.twitter.com/Jb5T04wv4Y
— Ethan Narber ✈ (@Ethan_Narber) January 4, 2018
More details forthcoming as authorities release them.