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David Prizio, passenger, rescued when his small private plane crashes into water near S. Catalina Island.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:59pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014

2 survive small-plane crash off California coast.

The pilot of a small airplane that experienced engine failure and went down Saturday off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island said it never occurred to him that he wouldn't survive the crash.

Engine failure forced plane into water near Catalina Island.

Engine failure forced a single-engine plane into the water near Santa Catalina Island on Saturday afternoon, but the two people on board were unharmed and rescued by a nearby boat, authorities said.

2 Rescued After Plane Crashes Near Santa Catalina Island.

Two people were rescued by a ship after a single-engine plane carrying two people crashed near Santa Catalina Island on Saturday, officials said.
Two people were rescued by a ship after a single-engine plane carrying two people crashed near Santa Catalina Island on Saturday, officials said. A distress signal was put out by a person on the plane when the crash occurred around 1:05 p.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The two plane passengers were rescued from the water from an unknown vessel. The Santa Catalina Express catamaran aided the rescue be relaying the distress call to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard responded with a boat and met up with the ship. Both plane occupants were taken to Catalina Island. No injuries were reported in the incident
People Involved: 
David Prizio
Roadway: 
Catalina Island
City: 
Avalon, CA

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