Plane crashes off Venezuelan island with 9 people aboard

CARACAS, Venezuela --- A small jet with nine people aboard crashed Tuesday off the coast of Venezuela as it was attempting an emergency landing. It's not known if there were any survivors. The Gulfstream 3 jet was operated by a Venezuelan government agency responsible for transporting public officials. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the plane had departed from Margarita Island and reported a mechanical failure around 1:45 p.m. local time. It tried to return to the airport but the failure intensified and it went down in crystal blue Caribbean waters about 45 miles (75 kilometers) from the coast. There was no confirmation of who was on board the plane but Reverol said that ...Keep on reading: Plane crashes off Venezuelan island with 9 people aboard

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