Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cessna P172D Skyhawk Powermatic , N8528X: Incident occurred May 10, 2017 in St. Mary’s River 

 A small plane capsized in the St. Mary’s River Wednesday afternoon around 4pm. A viewer “JB” captured the incident as it unfolded near the Pine Street Marina.

In the photos you can see a person standing on top of the floats of the plane with a number of watercraft quickly coming to the pilot’s aid.

“You can kinda see what’s going on. A freighter had to stop short of the scene while they take care of whatever they have to do. The Soo Warehouse boat that loads supplies on freighters is on scene as well as a couple of other emergency boats, the Sault fire departments air boat was on it’s way last I saw.” said the viewer.

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services along with the U.S. Coast Guard have responded to the incident.

The plane is a 1962 CESSNA P172D Skyhawk registered to an owner in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. No other details have been made available at this time.

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