Plane lands in water off Davis Islands

- Tampa police say a pilot of a Piper 28/140 which lost power on take off and landed in the water off Davis Island survived and is uninjured.

The plane crashed into the water during takeoff from Peter O. Knight Airport and the pilot was rescued by some passing boaters just before the plane completely submerged. Police Marine Units and Divers are in assisting in the plane's recovery.

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the incident.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Plane lands in water off Davis Islands
  • Jaws of Life upgraded to match strength of newer cars
  • Propane tank explosion severely injures Brooksville woman
  • Cosplay crucial for MetroCon Tampa
  • Girlfriend of man shot in Stand Your Ground incident: 'This is not over'
  • North Port looks to future as Braves practice stadium takes shape
  • Mole Patrol: Free skin cancer screenings on Clearwater Beach
  • Largest alligator outside of Florida heading to Frostproof
  • Hernando County needs more Guardian ad Litems
  • Back-to-school health screenings offered at Tampa Walmarts