Two Rescued from Sinking Plane

Monday, 10 Sep 2012 06:45 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Two people were rescued from a sinking plane that crashed into the ocean off California's central coast on Sunday, authorities said.

The single-engine Cessna 185 was heading to Canada when the engine stalled, forcing the pilot to make an en emergency landing in the sea around 3:45 p.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.

The Coast Guard received a distress call at 3:06 p.m. from the plane whose beacon alerted rescuers to the aircraft's whereabouts, which was a mile offshore and northwest of Morro Bay, Petty Officer Rachel Polish said.

She said the beacon, which was hooked to an international satellite system that detects and locate distress calls, was key in getting rescuers to the scene quickly.

Coast Guard helicopters and boats from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Monterrey and Morro Bay were dispatched. Aircraft from several other agencies helped pinpoint the overturned plane.

Rescuers from a San Francisco-based Coast Guard helicopter ultimately hoisted the pair from the water, Polish said.

They were taken to Paso Robles, where they declined medical attention.

The plane got caught in a kelp field in the water, and it sank after the rescue, Kenitzer said.

The aircraft was registered to AirCapital Nevada Inc. of Carson City, Nev. An after-hours call to the business was not immediately returned.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama, Jeter Tee off on Exclusive Vegas Course

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 07:47 AM

President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Part . . .

Shifting Attitudes at Play in Cosby Allegations

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 07:10 AM

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted profess . . .

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 06:09 AM

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of Distric . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved