Coast Guard responds to second plane crash in one day

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is responding to a crash of a seaplane in the west end of Cape Cod Canal near the entrance to Buttermilk Bay, Mass., Aug. 2, 2010.

The Coast Guard received a report from the Army of Engineers that a seaplane attempting to take off flipped over in the canal around 4:50 p.m.

A Good Samaritan aboard a pontoon boat recovered all three people from the aircraft.

The three, a father and two children, were taken to a local hospital for evaluation by EMS, however no injuries have been reported.

An absorbent boom has been placed around the plane as a precaution but there are no reports of pollution at this time.

A salvage crew is on scene preparing to salvage the aircraft.

The plane, which is partially submerged with only the pontoons visible, is anchored and currently not impeding traffic in the channel.

A Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Canal boat crew is on scene in an effort to keep mariners away from the crash site to maintain safety.

The Wareham Fire Department also responded.

The cause of the incident is unknown.

The Coast Guard responded to an earlier plane crash off South Cape Beach, Mass.

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