Coast Guard crew members from Station Yankeetown, Florida, are shown at the station with two plane crash survivors in front of the station's 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water, April 19th, 2017. The boat crew used the SPC-SW when the Cessna 172N Skyhawk force landed near Yankeetown. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
HOW INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6013E
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida
Aircraft force landed in the Gulf of Mexico. Sixteen (16) miles from Crystal River Airport-Captain Tom Davis Field (KCGC), near boat ramp pier.
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: CRYSTAL RIVER
YANKEETOWN, Fla. An 18-year-old Cape Coral woman was one of two people rescued after their plane crashed in water Wednesday night, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
She and the plane’s pilot, a 19-year-old man from Longwood, were unhurt. They were traveling to Orlando Sanford International Airport from Cedar Key when their plane went down near the boat ramp at the end of County Road 40 in Yankeetown north of Tampa.
The Coast Guard was notified at 8:48 p.m., and a Coast Guard boat crew arrived on scene at 9:21. They found the man and woman on top of the plane in about 2 feet of water.
The plane had been having engine trouble before it went down, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the crash.
The names of the man and woman were not released.
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