- A single engine aircraft crashed 20 miles east of Port St. Lucie on Saturday
- The Coast Guard found the two occupants of the craft dead in the wreckage
- Miami Air Control said they lost communication with the craft after the pilot said he was changing course to avoid bad weather
- The names of the crash victims have not been released
Two people are reported dead after a plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in Southern Florida.
The single engine aircraft fell into the ocean approximately 20 nautical miles east of Port St. Lucie on Saturday, according to WPTV.
Alarm was raised around 11:45am when the Miami Air Traffic Control Center notified the US Coast Guard of the suspected downed plane.
Two people died in a single engine plane crash on Saturday when the craft suddenly fell into the Atlantic Ocean
The horrific crash saw the plane land 20 nautical miles east of Port St. Lucie in south Florida
Rescue Mission: The Coast Guard worked with local authorities to retrieve the wreckage of the crash that killed the two people on board, pictured above
The Coast Guard reported that the pilot told air control he was changing course to avoid bad weather.
Shortly after, they lost communication with the plane.
The Coast Guard launched air and water searches alongside local authorities for the fallen craft.
They found debris floating 20 miles east of Port St. Lucie.
It is unclear where they were originally travelling from.
Pictures of the rescue reveal the wreckage found floating in the ocean.
One part retrieved from the water bears the beginning numbers of the craft.
There were only two people in the aircraft. Their remains were found among the debris, according to NBC.
Their names have not yet been released.
The craft wreckage, including the dead passengers, was found east of Port St. Lucie
Helicopters and boats scoured the Atlantic Ocean along the Florida coast for signs of the fallen plane’s wreckage
Miami Air Control said they lost communication with the craft after the pilot said he was changing course to avoid bad weather, leading to the crash, wreckage pictured above