MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A single-engine aircraft ended up overturned in the Everglades, just west of Hollywood on Thursday afternoon.
Images from Chopper 4 showed two occupants standing on the plane’s wings awaiting rescue. They looked to be uninjured.READ MORE: Florida Woman Records Close Encounter With Alligator While Paddleboarding
The Federal Aviation Administration identified the plane as a Cessna 172.
Officials said the aircraft was located 10 miles west of Hollywood and that it went down at around 12:45 p.m.
Rescuers had to get to the scene on airboats.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Here is what officials said about the rescue:
“When firefighters arrived, they met with two occupants, a pilot and a student whom were tucked underneath the tail section of the overturned Cessna which was miraculously still in one piece suffering only minor damage.”
“Both occupants were able to safely free themselves unassisted from the downed aircraft before rescue assets arrived. Both occupants are male, believed to be in their mid to late twenties suffering only minor injuries and were transported back to shore by airboat and then placed into a ground rescue for transport to Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston where they are expected to fully recover.”MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
The FAA is investigating, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.