November 18th, 2010
11:14 AM ET

Search efforts under way after Florida 'aircraft incident'

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."

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  1. K jacktown michigan

    checks in the mail, i love you too and , of course i wont kumn in your mouth.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anvilbreaker

    really?

    November 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. K jacktown michigan

    2 planes in 3 days, anyone else worried yet?

    November 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sgt. Slaughter

    Benjamin Franklin

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
    Don't let the TSA pat down stand

    Refuse it

    Keep your liberty, integrity and dignity

    Save the children from growing up with this destruction of their rights

    November 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Frank

    People.
    It was probably a Civil Air Patrol aircraft.If they have not found them by now,it is not good.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    People,
    If you do not want to go thru the Pat Down and you do not want to go thru the scanner,you won't be flying anywhere.
    The Govt. will do what it wants to do regardless of what the public feels is right.So,take a bus or train.If you fight the law the law will win to paraphrase an old song.The Govt. mind set is everyones a suspect.Yes it is an afront to ones dignity but because we can not do what really needs to be done,everyone has to suffer.So,go thru the scanner quick and painlessly so the Radiation risk is minimzed and get on with your trip.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. K jacktown michigan

    yeah, what he said

    November 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. j rob

    As the victims of 9 11 if a pat down is too much! Oh I forgot, they perished... Come on all u bleeding heart complainers TSA is trying to keep us safe, and yes you have the right to not fly so shut up and stay at home if you don't like it. Go Army

    November 18, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sgt. Slaughter

    Why would anyone, but a communist, ignore the words of Benjamin Franklin?

    The times may be different but the spirit of the words is the same.

    Giving up rights little by little is no more acceptable than if they were taken away all at once...

    Those are words that the United States were built upon...

    Its not acceptable. Where will it end?

    If a terrorist gets on a train with dirty underwear will the same proceedure be deployed???

    What if they went to Disney World with dirty underwear?

    November 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Marnie

    Rasputin

    November 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sgt. Slaughter

    When your pregnant wife doesn't want to go through the x-ray scanner and some TSA agent feels up her crack from front to back let's see what you say.....

    Or maybe your young daughter that you don't want exposed to radiation at a young developmental age...... Then let's see what you say about it

    November 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sgt. Slaughter

    Let's see what you say???

    When your pregnant wife doesn't want to go through the x-ray scanner and some TSA agent feels up her crack from front to back let's see what you say.....

    Or maybe your young daughter that you don't want exposed to radiation at a young developmental age...... Then let's see what you say about it

    Then your plane goes down cuz an ink jet cartridge is in the cargo hold??????

    November 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sgt. Slaughter

    Don't talk to me about 9/11/01. I was there

    I guarantee that
    6 muslim mutts with a box cutter and screwdriver will never take over a plane with 100 americans on board ever again.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Patty

    EXCUSE ME! CNN why do U let afilty post like the one from Jacktown? What does a missing plane have to do with airport scanners or 911. Please CNN Why are'nt U enforcing your CNN policy on these blogs.
    Thank U

    November 19, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |