The pilot of a small plane was rescued by kayaking crews after he crashed into a creek in Maryland's Anne Arundel County.
Shortly after taking off from Lee Airport, Steve Couchman experienced engine trouble, and he eventually crashed into a creek. According to witnesses, they heard the plane sputter before it crashed.
This is all you can see after a small aircraft crashed into a creek just seconds after takeoff in Riva, Maryland.
The plane is almost entirely submerged — all but a small part of the tail.
And for the 2nd time in the DMV recently, a pilot SURVIVES a very odd plane crash. pic.twitter.com/F0gSlfrJ2M
— Joseph Olmo (@ReporterJoseph) December 26, 2022
According to a fire department official, the actions of two individuals in kayaking helped save the pilot. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the plane to crash.
After reaching the area, officers from the Natural Resources Police cut through the ice to rescue the pilot. He was then taken to a hospital for his injuries. According to WGAL, the pilot was conscious and responsive when he was brought to the hospital.
According to Fox 5, two of the witnesses and a law enforcer used their boats to rescue the pilot from the water. He was able to hold onto one of the boats as the plane sank.
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