A US Coast Guard boat crew towed a sea plane into port after a mechanical failure on the plane forced the pilot to make an emergency landing one mile off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Thursday afternoon.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape Canaveral received the initial report of a plane crash at approximately 1 p.m. from the FAA. The station launched a boat crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat — Small to respond.
When the boat crew arrived on scene they discovered that the plane hadn’t crashed, but landed safely. There were no injuries reported from the pilot and no damage to the plane from the landing. The boat crew took the plane in tow and brought it safely into Blue Point Marina where the pilot will make arrangements for repairs.
Press release, Image: USCG