Pilot’s body found inside the plane that crashed off the coast in Palm Beach County

David J. Neal
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The body of the pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed near Boynton Beach Inlet was found Monday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office divers found the 24-year-old man inside the Piper PA-28 on which the Coast Guard said he was the lone passenger. By the Monday afternoon, the department identified the pilot as Abhishek Patter.

The FAA said the flight disappeared after 8 p.m. Sunday, on its way from Palm Beach County Park Airport to Merritt Island Airport in Florida.

According to the FAA, the Piper PA-28 is owned by a Euro 2000, which state records say is based in Merritt Island and another database lists as an FAA-certified aircraft dealer.

This developing story will be updated.

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