Coast Guard Air Station Savannah rescues pilot and dog from crashed Cessna

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard rescued a pilot and dog from a downed single-engine aircraft in a marshy area 10-miles southeast of Hunter Army Airfield Saturday at noon.

Eugenia Singer of Princeton, N.J. and her dog were flying in a Cessna 210 aircraft when it started to lose altitude. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah was contacted by control tower personnel at Savannah International Airport to assist the pilot and immediately launched to assist.

The pilot and dog were hoisted aboard the Coast Guard rescue helicopter and taken back to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah to awaiting EMS in good condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the incident.

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