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His plane had engine trouble, so he made an emergency landing — in the water

Watch a plane plunge into Biscayne Bay

A single engine banner plane made a crash landing into Biscayne Bay on Dec. 22, 2017.
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A single engine banner plane made a crash landing into Biscayne Bay on Dec. 22, 2017.

A pilot flying a small banner plane had to make an emergency water landing Friday afternoon after the plane developed engine trouble, according to Miami Beach Fire Rescue.

The pilot — an adult male who has not been identified — was flying solo. After landing in Biscayne Bay near Mount Sinai Medical Center, he swam to a nearby boater who took him to shore, officials said.

The incident happened around 3:16 p.m. There were no injuries, said Jorge Linares, a Miami Beach Fire spokesman.

“He’s all okay now,” Linares told the Miami Herald. “Since he landed by the bay side, it didn’t affect anyone.”

Linares added that it’s still unclear what the banner on the plane was promoting.

Monique O. Madan: 305-376-2108, @MoniqueOMadan

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