Published: Aug 23, 2010 11:52 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 23, 2010 8:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Six people who went down in a small plane off the coast of the Bahamas have been rescued.

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that one of its stations received a report of a downed aircraft Monday morning. The Coast Guard sent a C-130 aircrew to assist in the search.

A Royal Bahamian Defence Force smallboat found the downed Piper aircraft shortly after noon. All six people aboard were accounted for with no injuries reported.