A pilot was unharmed after a plane flying a banner entered the bay off the island of Ocalusa.
The mayor’s office of Ocalusa County says the accident happened around 2:20 pm. About 200 yards off shore and about 300 yards east of the pier on Ocalusa Island.
The pilot got off the plane and was unharmed.
First responders recovered the pilot on a boat and were back ashore within 15 minutes.
Representatives say there has been no news yet about what led to the accident. It is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.
“He was dripping a 90-foot-long advertising banner that he threw into the water before landing,” the deputies said. “This logo has been recovered.”