Aircraft incident on the St. Johns River in Putnam

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- The Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Fire and Rescue and the FWC reported to a scene of a minor incident involving a small aircraft on the St. Johns River.

The aircraft, which is designed to land in water, landed safely on the St. Johns before it began taking on water. This occurred Saturday morning along the 1100 block of County Road 309.

There was only one person in the plane and they were not injured in the incident and were removed by boat.

Floats were attached to the plane to keep it afloat and the plane was towed back to the Mount Royal Airpark. The calls that had come in originally as a plane that had gone down, however that is not the case, as the aircraft landed safely before it began taking on water. 


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