JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - 8/4/19 UPDATE:
The plane that crashed into the marsh near the Dames Point Bridge Saturday morning has been taken out of the water Sunday.
A plane crashed into the marsh near the Dames Point Bridge on Saturday morning.
The Federal Aviation Adminstration said the Piper PA-28 landed in the marsh water around 10:13 a.m.
The aircraft experienced "an engine-related problem," just two miles north of the Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport that it departed from, the FAA said.
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The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said the pilot of the plane was rescued by a Good Samaritan. He was the only person aboard the plane.
There are no reported injuries and no report of a fuel spill, JFRD said in a tweet.
Officials are investigating.
A witness sent me this photo of the downed plane. A 16-year-old was fishing when he saw the plane go down 150 yards from his boat. He called his dad then went over to the pilot, who was able to get out of the plane. The pilot's first words to him? "Good morning" @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/PuT0CRnZJ1— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) August 3, 2019
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