"ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — A government official in Aruba says Venezuelan authorities apparently have shot down a small plane over the Caribbean Sea and there appear to be casualties.
The plane crashed early Thursday about 7 miles west of Aruba.
Justice Minister Arthur Dowers says Aruban authorities have found bodies near where the plane crashed but further details were not yet available. It was not known how many people were on board the aircraft.
Dowers told reporters that Venezuelan authorities were pursuing the plane and that the pilot refused repeated requests for identification."