It’s Not Every Day A Plane Crashes Right Outside the Marina!

It’s not every day a seaplane – even an experimental one – crashes less than 2 miles outside our marina in Charlotte Harbor.

Seaplane being towed back into Charlotte Harbor after crashing into Charlotte Harbor and being refloated by Towboat US.  Not an everyday occurrence in the marina.

Seaplane being towed back into Burnt Store Marina after crashing into Charlotte Harbor and being refloated by Towboat US. Not an everyday occurrence in the marina.

Luckily this story had a semi-happy ending – even though the plane flipped into the water on impact, the pilot was able to climb out uninjured.  Luckily it crashed close to shallow water and they towed it to a sandbar to refloat and tow it to the marina.

As we were diligently working on getting the boat ready to leave, David says “get up here & bring your camera” …. which I’m always happy to do, but seeing a plane being towed by a Towboat US boat was a bit unusual … to say the least!   Here’s more on the story.  They pulled the plane out of the water at the ramp and onto a trailer, this morning it was gone, so we’re waiting for “The Rest of The Story”.

NBC-2:  FAA Investigating Plane That Crashed Into Charlotte Harbor

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