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Sat October 31, 2009
Coast Guard Finds Body Of Missing Pilot
By KRWG News
Texas – The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have found the body of one pilot whose plane disappeared off the Texas coast.
The search continues for a second pilot who was aboard when the training plane went missing Wednesday.
The Coast Guard said in a news release that the body was found Friday afternoon when a floating rig's crew reported something in the water.
The dead pilot was not identified, but the Navy has said 29-year-old Lt. John Joseph Houston, of Houston, and 30-year-old Lt. Bret Travis Miller, of East Troy, Wis., were on board.
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi lost contact with the Navy T-34C Turbomentor training plane Wednesday afternoon. The plane's last known location was near San Jose Island.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.