Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash Into Indian River
By Space Coast Daily // June 20, 2014
PILOT, PASSENGER SWIM TO SHORE WITHOUT MAJOR INJURIES
ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA — A small modified seaplane crashed in the Indian River Lagoon on Friday afternoon.
The plane landed near a manatee zone sign just south of an island in the middle of the lagoon.
Two people were on board an experimental Aventura 2 when it ditched, but they swam to a nearby island where they were picked up by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officials.
Both were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries are unknown, but according to witnesses, they suffered only a few scratches and no major injuries.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is on scene investigating the crash.
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