Pilot Made Emergency Landing In Waters Off Virginia Key, Work Begins To Get It Out Of The Water

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The aviator of a tiny level was forced to marque an exigency landing successful the waters disconnected Virginia Key connected Thursday.

Now the enactment begins to get it backmost connected adust land.

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The Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk went down successful the water astir 8 miles southeast of Miami conscionable earlier 7 p.m. The bureau said determination were 2 radical connected board.

“A cyclist came and said ‘hey, a level crash, a level crashed’,” said Yaselo Alfaro with Miami Ocean Rescue.

Alfaro said they were astir to permission for the nighttime erstwhile it happened.

The aviator and rider were capable to get retired of the plane, they were assisted by Miami Ocean Rescue. Neither antheral was hurt.

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“They were kinda similar adjacent to the shore, walking successful and we assisted them retired and started assessing them and making definite everything was okay. I asked if anyone other was successful the plane, they said no,” said Amanda Dominguez with Miami Ocean Rescue.

Alfaro said helium spoke to the 2 men who were connected board.

“They said they had similar an motor failure,” helium said. “I heard from the feline that helium moved the level a small spot to the close due to the fact that helium was astir to clang into rocks.”

Miami Fire Rescue said the formation lasted astir 40 minutes earlier the aviator reported the motor failure. When the level went into the water, determination were a fewer tense moments.

“It started to chemoreceptor dive into the h2o astatine first, past leveled itself backmost retired and they were capable to marque it out,” said Pete Sanchez with Miami Fire Rescue.

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The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board volition investigate.

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