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FAA, NORAD Tracking 'Unresponsive' Aircraft Headed for Cuba (Update: Crashed)

According to reports, the US military and the Federal Aviation Administration are traking a small aircraft that has deviated from its flight plan. It was supposed to land in Naples, FL but has passed that destination and has approached Cuban airspace.

NORAD said two F-15s were following the plane but pulled off as the plane entered Cuban airspace. The Tocata TBM-700 turboprop has remained “unresponsive” to radio calls, NORAD said. On Twitter, NORAD said the pilot might have passed out at the controls.

“Possible hypoxia,” NORAD said.

According to FlightAware.com, the plane took off from Rochester, N.Y., at 8:26 a.m. and was due to arrive in Naples, Fla., at 11:59 a.m. A flight track posted on the website indicates the plane had not made a planned turn toward Florida and had, instead, veered off into the Atlantic.

FlightAware’s tracking is here. The F-15 pilots report that the windows on the craft have iced over, which indicates a loss of pressurization in the cabin.

Update: Fox just reported that Jamaican officials say that the plane has crashed there.