The US Coast Guard has rescued one person from the Atlantic Ocean after a Conquest Air Convair C-131B aircraft crashed east of Miami on 8 February.

The Coast Guard is now searching for a second person who was apparently aboard the aircraft when it came down at about 12:15 local time, according to the Coast Guard and the US Federal Aviation Administration.

The aircraft crashed while operating Conquest flight 405 from Nassau's Lynden Pindling International airport in the Bahamas to Miami-Opa-locka Executive airport, says the FAA.

Video taken by local news stations shows what appears like the aircraft's wing.

Only two people were believed aboard when the aircraft "landed on the water" about 11nm (20km) east of Miami, say the Coast Guard and the FAA.

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The Convair, registration N145GT, was manufactured in 1955 and powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engines, the FAA says.

Miami Lakes-based Conquest Air operates charter and cargo flights.

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