Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ohio River

SPENCER CO., IN (WFIE) – Emergency crews in Spencer County rushed to pull an airplane, capable of landing on water, out of the Ohio River on Sunday morning around 10:30. According to reports, the plane was taking on water and was about to sink.

Spencer County EMA and Water Rescue, the Luce Township Fire Department, and the Spencer County EMS were sent to an area near County Road 700 and River Road.

When authorities got there, they said they found a small recreational plane in the Ohio River and it looked like it was sinking.

The Luce Township Fire Chief, Todd Daming, said the pilot was practicing landing on the water, like he had several times before, and at some point, there was an equipment failure.

The problem caused water to flow on board, disabling the plane. Officials say there were no injuries, although the pilot did get wet.

The plane was recovered safely to the riverbank and then turned over to the owner.

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