Plane vanishes from radar mid-flight to Texas; Coast Guard search underway

Coast Guard searching for lost OKC plane in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard searching for lost OKC plane in Gulf of Mexico

Kinsinger is known across neighboring states for his work with animal rescue groups.

The FAA is investigating the disappearance of a single engine plane piloted by Bill Kinsinger that took off from Oklahoma City with a flight plan to Georgetown, Texas, News 9 reported. Ethan Narber, a pilot and aviation enthusiast, posted on Twitter that fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the plane and noted that the pilot was upright in his seat but unresponsive.

"I was just devastated".

High-profile doctor Bill Kinsinger was headed to the Austin, Texas area when his plane veered off course and started flying over the Gulf of Mexico. Her organization saves dogs and cats from being euthanized.

His family is still holding out hope and praying for a miracle.

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Blackburn said he earlier planned to transport the dog later in the week, but said Kinsinger volunteered to do it on Wednesday.

"Doing Pilots N Paws and things was right up his alley because he loved flying as well", Kinsinger said.

The 55-year-old father began working with the pet rescue organization to honor his brother who passed away four years ago. It can cause confusion, nausea and breathlessness.

"I hope that the family is holding out hope because we at Fetch Fido a Flight are very hopeful, you know, we're concerned, we're very concerned for his safety", Smith said. They are continuing the search for his missing aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard said they are searching for the last point of contact to confirm whether or not the plane is lost.

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