No information about the plane’s one occupant was released.

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — The Coast Guard and other authorities were searching off the coast of Cape Cod on Monday for a small plane that failed to arrive in Massachusetts as scheduled Sunday night, officials said.

The Piper PA-28 that departed from Reading, Pennsylvania was reported missing at around 10 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in an emailed statement. It was headed to Chatham Municipal Airport in Massachusetts.

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One person was on board the plane, the Coast Guard said in a tweet.

The original call was made to the Air Force Regional Command Center by a concerned friend who was waiting for the aircraft in Chatham. The Air Force then contacted the Coast Guard.

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The aircraft’s last transmitted transponder signal was at 6:49 p.m. descending at 4,000 feet per minute.

The search taking place off Nauset Beach in Orleans involved a Coast Guard fixed-wing aircraft and a helicopter, three Coast Guard vessels, as well as area harbormasters and other assets, the Coast Guard said.

No information about the plane’s occupant was released.

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