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Passenger Falls Out Of Plane During Flight

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Investigators are still mystified about how a passenger could have fallen out of a small plane flying off the coast of Miami...and vanished

"May Day! May Day! May Day!" This is the distress call the pilot made after the passenger apparently plummetted 2,000 feet in to the Atlantic Ocean.

"I have a door ajar and a passenger that fell down. I am six miles from Tamiami," said the pilot on the distress call.

The emergency responder seems taken aback by the pilot's calmness, "you said you had a passenger that fell out of your plane?"

Pilot: "That's correct, sir. He opened the backdoor and he just fell down the plane."

The emergency call triggered a huge multi-agency search.

"Coast Guard was notified by the FAA that a pilot of a small plane had reported a person falling out of the plane. We are working with Miami Dade response units and conducting search of the area at this time," said a U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson.

After the plane landed at Tiamiami Airport, you can see the police circling the plane, searching for clues. Neither the pilot's name or the passenger's name have been released.

Authorities are still trying to determine how a person could just fall out of a plane, but admit they aren't certain whether the passenger fell or jumped.

"There is no way that a door like this is supposed to come open...but if you do manage to get it opened, whether you intended to or not, it will come out and probably take you with it," says aviation expert John Nance.

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