RI Airport Calls Coast Guard For Search After Radar Issue

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Boats searching Warwick Neck Thursday morning.

Boats searching Warwick Neck Thursday morning.

WARWICK, R.I. (CBS) – The U.S. Coast Guard was called in to search an area off the coast of Rhode Island Thursday morning, after getting a call from an airport.

Officials at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick alerted the Coast Guard around 7:40 a.m. saying they saw something unusual on their radar.

Vessels searched the water in Warwick Neck area but found nothing.

A Coast Guard spokesperson told WBZ-TV the issue may have been a reflection on the airport’s radar.

“No plane has crashed,” FAA spokesman Jim Peters told WBZ in an email.

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