2 rescued from sinking plane off Morro Bay

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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.

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