2 Dead After Small Plane Crash Near Florida

Wreckage of the plane that crashed off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is brought aboard a Coast Guard boat Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Search and rescue crews from the Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and local police and fire rescue departments continue to search for possible survivors.
Wreckage of the plane that crashed off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is brought aboard a Coast Guard boat Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Search and rescue crews from the Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and local police and fire rescue departments continue to search for possible survivors.

Two bodies were found Thursday evening after a small plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near Destin, Florida, authorities said.

The victims, a female and a male, were believed to have been the only people on board. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office did not identify them, but said the couple’s plane was registered in Texas.

Extensive debris was located between Henderson Beach State Park and the Walton County line, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said late Thursday. Numerous agencies, including the Coast Guard, had been searching for survivors.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Alex Johnson