Pilot, passenger miraculously survive crash into Pacific

The plane on a sightseeing tour of San Francisco appeared to fall out of the sky, but both the pilot David Lesh, 34, and his passenger were airlifted to safety.
2:03 | 08/21/19

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We move on to that rescue at sea overnight all caught on camera. A pilot and his friend going down in the water near San Francisco, thankfully both surviving. Kaylee Hartung is here with that story for us and, Kaylee, the pilot was able -- he was the one filming this? He was and another plane in the sky that could see everything unfolding before him. This is one of those things you have to see to believe. This plane on a sightseeing tour more than 3,000 feet in the sky when it lost power. What happened next is all caught on camera. This is the terrifying moment a plane on a sightseeing tour of San Francisco falling out of the sky. There she goes. Reporter: As it skips along the water 34-year-old pilot David Lesh and his friend keep their cameras rolling. Getting cold out here. Probably didn't have much more than maybe a minute or two from the time, you know, I figured something was wrong until we hit the water. Reporter: The two gathering anything from the plane that will float standing on the wing as long as they can praying for help. Got a seat cushion here. Reporter: Over head Lesh's friend attempting to contact emergency crews while also keeping eyes on the two below. At one point I lost them. I had been circling and couldn't see them anymore and David called me on the phone as he was bobbing in the water and he turned me around and guided me right to where he was. Reporter: Then the miraculous moment the downed pilot captures the U.S. Coast guard arriving to save the pair beloy. What was truly amazing about tonight there was another aircraft on scene that quickly responded, contacted air traffic control who knew to contact an airborne coast guard asset and get us on scene quickly. Reporter: Airlifting the two to safety. For as terrible as it was, it really wasn't bad. It was really a miracle. The two were unharmed in the crash but of all things, they were stung by jellyfish as they were treading water waiting for the coast guard to come to their rescue. If they would have put down their phone they would have seen jellyfish. Glad they're okay. Absolutely. Now to a new study raising

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