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2 plane crashes with 8 people in South Florida, no injuries

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 16:12:53-05

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - — Emergency workers and campers rescued eight people from two separate small plane crashes in South Florida.

In the first crash, campers on Friday helped bring to shore four people who were in a single-engine Piper Saratoga that crashed near Cape Sable, the southernmost point of the Florida mainland.
The small plane had taken off from Fort Myers headed for Marathon in the Florida Keys when it went down about a half-mile from shore in about 10 feet of water.

In the second crash, a Piper Saratoga aircraft with four people went down about 25 miles northeast of Marathon on Friday.

No one was injured.