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This is very sad news. The US Coast Guard and WDSU.com News report that Dr. Peter Hertzak of Slidell may have lost his life after he became incapacitated and circled the Gulf of Mexico, then crashed into the water.
The small plane did land right-side up on the water and was floating for a while, but circling planes did not see a life raft, and no contact was made with the pilot. The FAA said the Doctor was the only person on board the aircraft when it crashed.
Two F-15 fighter jets were tracking the plane over the Gulf of Mexico, but were unable to help. Our prayers are with his family and friends.
The full story at WDSU.com: http://www.wdsu.com/news/30922599/detail.html#ixzz1sWVfiKTg