SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — A pilot was rescued Saturday morning after crashing a plane into the Savannah Back River and was able to escape without injuries.
The Savannah Fire Department's Marine One unit and the U.S. Coast Guard responded and said everyone was OK.
Officials said a Piper Cherokee, private airplane, made an emergency landing west of the Back River Bridge.
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There was only one person on board who was a pilot in training when they experienced engine failure causing the pilot to set the plane down on the water, officials added.
The U.S. Coast Guard was first on the scene and rescued the pilot.
The National Traffic Safety Board will perform an investigation into the crash and remove the plane from the river.