An "aircraft incident" involving a civilian plane took place near the Avon Park Bombing Range Air Field, according to a statement Thursday from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said earlier Thursday that deputies were assisting in the search for a military plane that was reported missing
about 10 p.m. ET.
However, MacDill said it was not a military plane. "The small, fixed-wing civilian aircraft was providing support to a Special Operations Command
training exercise," the statement said. "There was no armament on the aircraft or military personnel."