The coast guard is searching for information on an interesting incident near New Orleans where I’m based. I’ve asked about 50 locals and no one knows the details.
Friday after Thanksgiving (11/24/17) a pilot in a “red propeller” airplane saw a capsized boat somewhere south of New Orleans with passengers in the water, then found and guided another boat to them where all were rescued. The pilot waved and flew off on his/her merry way with no further contact, and the survivors and coast guard would like to thank him/her. They were squawking 1200 and spoke to no one. New Orleans Approach has reviewed radar but can’t figure out who it may have been. They’ve been asking pilots if anyone knows more.
Just wondering if anyone has seen chatter on other boards about this or has any details. Someone deserves a big thanks.