-- A small plane crashed just east of the Haulover Inlet off the coast of Florida this morning.
All three of the passengers on board the Cessna 206 have been brought to shore at the Cox’s Landing 15th Street Boat Ramp in Fort Lauderdale. None were seriously injured, according to the United States Coast Guard.
Officials say the Cessna 206 was traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini in the Bahamas when the pilot reported engine problems. The crash occurred about 25 miles off the Florida coast at approximately 10:30 a.m. Passengers on the yacht “Free Spirit” helped rescue the passengers, pulling one out of the water and using a life raft to help the other two.
Officials said in a press conference that one passenger was exhibiting signs of shock, while the other two remain in good condition. None of the passengers have been transported to area hospitals.
The Coast Guard arrived to provide emergency medical assistance. The condition of the plane is not known at this time.