Coast Guard rescues pilot of downed aircraft off of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

hovering in a MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Houston

USCG file photo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter rescued the pilot of a downed aircraft Wednesday afternoon, approximately one nautical mile west of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The crew of the Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter was flying a law enforcement mission in the vicinity, when they heard a mayday call from the pilot of the distressed Piper PA-32 Navajo twin-engine aircraft.

The helicopter crew responded and arrived on-scene as the pilot exited the downed aircraft that was starting to sink. The helicopter crew deployed their rescue swimmer and hoisted the pilot safely onboard using a rescue basket.

The rescued pilot was subsequently transported to Air Station Borinquen, Aguadilla, where he was transferred to awaiting Emergency Medical Services personnel.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.