Coast Guard Rescues Two From Plane Crash

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard rescued two people involved in a plane crash, today.

At approximately 2 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report of a plane crash in the shallow area of the San Francisco Bay near the Bay Bridge toll plaza. An HH-65 “Dolphin” Helicopter immediately launched from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, as well as a 25-foot Response boat from Station San Francisco and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate.

The Coast Guard’s Marine Safety and Security Team was conducting training in the area in a 23-foot Over the Horizon (OTH) Response boat, and rescued the two people onboard the Cessna 210.

The two passengers were transported to Yerba Buena Island, where an ambulance was waiting to transport them to the hospital. Both passengers were reported to be in good condition with no serious injuries.

The downed aircraft is not restricting a vessel traffic area, and the owner of the plane will make plans for salvage.

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash.

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