Four people survive small plane crash
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A pilot was forced to make a split second decision after a plane lost power.
The plane carrying four people landed right into Biscayne Bay, just off of Key Largo, Sunday. The plane crash-landed upside down in the water.
Amazingly, no one was injured. Skyforce HD captured the images from above. "It's only in about five or six feet of water max," said 7's Ralph Rayburn.
Seatow responded to the crash. The captain said all four people on board were able to crawl out from underneath the plane. "The four people were OK, and they were taken to Black Point Marina by Miami-Dade Police Department to be checked out," said Seatow Captain Jorge Fernandez.
The aircraft was en route to Key West from North Perry Airport in Hollywood. The pilot reported losing power to the rear engine before going down. His quick thinking may have saved lives. "It looks like, upon landing," said Rayburn, "the pilot put the right wing tip in the water to slow the aircraft down, spinning it around, and then it went over and landed upside down."
People on shore were simply amazed anyone on board was able to make it out alive. "I feel like they're lucky to be alive," said Chris Callan, "but to fly and land in water is not good."
All four people were taken to Black Point Marina just outside of Cutler Bay. They are expected to be OK.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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