Small plane crashes off Yankeetown coast
Published April 20th, 2017
YANKEETOWN, Fla. --Will Knight spends his days pulling in capsized boats and cleaning up crashed planes for Sea Tow.
When business is good, it means a bad things have been happening.
“It’s happened quite a bit lately. its kind of weird, you know, that we’ve had so many plane crashes this year,” Knight said.
His latest job was pulling another small plane out of the Gulf, just off the shore of Yankeetown.
A man and woman crashed the craft into shallow water Wednesday evening and were left stranded on top of the plane for a couple of hours.
Where they landed was only a few feet deep, but the problem was how far away they were from solid land.
They were rescued by the Coast Guard shortly after, and both walked away unharmed.
It’s the third crash into the Gulf in North Central Florida this year.
This crash landing ended up being a best-case-scenario. No lives were lost and some of the plane could still be saved.
“We got the plane back in pretty much one piece, maybe they can salvage some of it. But it’s just a good thing that no one got hurt,” Knight said.
The crash, still a sobering reminder of how many incidents have happened so far in 2017 alone.
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