Pilot, passenger record plane crash and rescue from Pacific Ocean

The pilot said the aircraft lost power during a sightseeing trip.
1:28 | 08/22/19

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Now to stunning images of a small plane crash off the coast of California. The plane going down in the waters near San Francisco. The tail seen in the ocean there. The pilot and passenger documenting themselves floating on the wing in the ocean. ABC's will Carr from California tonight. Reporter: Tonight, this frightening moment caught on camera. Watch that single engine plane skip along the pacific ocean and then crash. Seconds later, 34-year-old pilot David Lesh and his passenger record themselves, incredibly, standing on the wing just before the plane sinks. There she goes. Reporter: At times they laugh, then literally Bob in the water waiting to be rescued. I'm holding onto my window shades as a floatation device. I'm on the seat cushion. Yeah, we got a seat cushion here. Reporter: Lesh says his plane lost power just south of San Francisco on a sightseeing trip. His friends, in a second plane, recorded video of those heart-stopping moments. The coast guard quickly swept the two waving from the water, avoiding serious injury but stung by jellyfish before they were airlifted to safety. I'm David Lesh. Reporter: Lesh, the owner of an outdoor clothing company, has a history of attention-grabbing behavior to promote his brand. Our videos are provocative and edgy, but if you think that I crashed my brand new airplane into the pacific as a publicity stund, you need your head examines. Reporter: The NTSB says they are waiting for the plane to be recovered before they decide if they want to launch a full investigation. David? Thank you, will.

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