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- A pilot of a small plane crash-landed in alligator-infested waters in the Florida Everglades.
- He waited on the wing of his downed aircraft for hours to be rescued.
- Fire rescue officials eventually reached him, using a hoist to bring him up to a helicopter.
On Tuesday morning, a small plane crash-landed in the Florida Everglades, leaving the pilot stranded on the wing of his aircraft for several hours. The situation was particularly dangerous due to the presence of alligators in the surrounding waters. Despite the perilous circumstances, the pilot managed to remain on the wing until he was rescued.
According to NBC Miami, the pilot began his flight early Tuesday morning. However, the name of the pilot has not been disclosed yet.
According to the news outlet, the plane he was flying was registered to a Miami flight school.
According to NBC Miami, the plane crashed approximately one hour after takeoff and flight-tracking data indicated that the aircraft descended rapidly into the water in a spiral motion.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received a call from the Miami fight school, as reported by CBS News Miami.
Around 10 a.m., the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the plane crash. It remains unclear what caused the delay in notification.
As the pilot waited for rescue, he found himself perched on the wing of his plane, with the treacherous creatures of the Everglades lurking all around him. Standing and sitting, he kept a wary eye out for any signs of danger.
According to an official from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the man stranded in the Everglades was surrounded by alligators, mosquitoes, and other wildlife. The official expressed concern for the man’s thirst, stating that he did not have access to any water.
According to NBC Miami, the pilot, despite having a leg injury, managed to create a tourniquet to prevent excessive bleeding from his leg. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue embarked on a daring mission to carry out a complex rescue operation.
CBS News Miami reported that a rescue team lowered a rescuer from a helicopter and hoisted the pilot from the wing of the plane.
According to a post on X, the Broward Sheriff’s Office reported that he was taken to a nearby hospital. As per the statement of the fire chief of the sheriff’s office, Michael Kane, the pilot was fortunate to have sustained only a minor leg injury.
According to CBS News Miami, Kane expressed his gratitude that the pilot survived the crash landing in the Everglades, despite sustaining a leg injury. He remarked that it was an incredible achievement to be able to walk away from such a daunting situation, where the thick brush could have easily caused more harm.
The reason for the crash remains uncertain.
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