Small plane crashes in St. Johns River near Palatka

Amphibious plane sinks in river

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — Update 7 p.m.: The Florida Highway Patrol said a seaplane was attempting to land on the water when it was damaged as it touched down.

The pilot sustained minor injuries and a recovery team will attempt to get the plane out of the water, according to FHP.

Original story: The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said a small plane went down in the St. Johns River near East Palatka.

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PCSO said one person was on the plane when it went down. They escaped with minor injuries, but the plane is underwater.