At least 2 dead, 2 missing in medical flight crash off Florida coast

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The bodies of two people who were aboard a Learjet that crashed shortly after takeoff from a Florida airport were recovered from the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday night, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Petty Officer Mark Barney said the bodies of a man and woman were located just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.

A spokesman for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport said a medical flight had dropped off a patient and was returning to Mexico. There were four people — two pilots, a doctor and a nurse — aboard, Greg Meyer said.

The Learjet 35 was flying to Cozumel, Mexico, officials said.