Friday, December 22, 2017

Piper PA-25-260 Pawnee D, N454AB, Aerial Banners North: Incident occurred December 22, 2017 in Biscayne Bay, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft impacted water after engine failure while flying along the beach.

Aerial Banners North Inc:

Date: 22-DEC-17
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N454AB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA25
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: BANNER TOW
Operation: 91

Good Samaritans

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Officials have responded after a plane went down in the bay in Miami Beach, Friday.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the pilot was rescued by Good Samaritans, and was taken away by Miami Beach Ocean Rescue. He is expected to be OK.

Officials from Miami Beach, Miami-Dade and City of Miami Fire Rescue all responded to the scene just behind Mt. Sinai Hospital.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the pilot was the only passenger on board at the time.

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A pilot flying a small banner plane had to make an emergency water landing Friday afternoon after the plane developed engine trouble, according to Miami Beach Fire Rescue.

The pilot — an adult male who has not been identified — was flying solo. After landing in Biscayne Bay near Mount Sinai Medical Center, he swam to safety, officials said.

The incident happened around 3:16 p.m. There were no injuries, said Jorge Linares, a Miami-Dade Fire spokesman.

“He’s all okay now,” Linares told the Miami Herald. “Since he landed by the bay side, it didn’t affect anyone.”

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A small plane crashed into the water off Miami Beach on Friday afternoon.

The crash was reported north of Mount Sinai Medical Center, just west of the 5100 block of North Bay Road.

According to Miami Beach Fire Rescue officials, the pilot radioed that he was in trouble at 3:17 p.m. 

Sky 10 was above the scene just before 3:30 p.m. as Miami-Dade police boats were near the submerged yellow plane.

Authorities said the pilot made it safely out of the plane and was treated by Ocean Rescue. 

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