Matthews said Lattimore was a flight instructor for Crescent City Helicopters and did some flight training for Blue Dot Aviation, which was the company he was working for Wednesday night during an instructor-student flight. The plane, a 172 Cessna, departed out of air services company Flightline at the Lakefront Airport and went down just after 8:30 p.m.
Causeway Police said airport officials asked them to review their radar to help pinpoint an exact location. The Coast Guard said the plane was last seen on radar one mile northeast of the airport.
According to Coast Guard Petty Officer Washington, search crews found some debris, but they don't know if it's related to the missing plane. The debris was found about 1.5 miles northeast of the Lakefront Airport.
The Coast Guard worked with Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, the Houston air traffic control center and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to find the pilot and passenger.
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