2 rescued from sinking plane off Morro Bay

View Comments

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) – A father and his adult son were rescued from a sinking plane that crashed into the ocean off California’s central coast on Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Cessna 185 was heading to Canada when the engine stalled, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in the sea around 3:45 p.m.

The Coast Guard received a distress call at 3:06 p.m. from the plane. An emergency beacon alerted rescuers to the aircraft’s whereabouts, which was a mile offshore and northwest of Morro Bay.

Petty Officer Rachel Polish said a San Francisco-based Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the pair from the water.

A man in his 70s and his son in his 30s were rescued. They declined medical attention. No other information on the two was released.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,152 other followers