Plane makes emergency landing just off Key West



There were no reported injuries late Tuesday afternoonafter a pontoon plane that took off from Key West International Airport ended up in the water shortly after takeoff.


Early reports indicated the U.S. Coast Guard arrived on scene first and there were three people on board, but none injured.


The plane made what appeared to be an emergency landing in Cow Key Channel, according to initial 911 Communications reports.


The pontoon plane — what specific kind of plane was not immediately available — ended up near the mangroves about 100 yards off South Roosevelt Boulevard at approximately 5:15 p.m.


The plane did not appear to be damaged after the landing.


It was not immediately clear what caused the pilot to land the plane in the water so soon after take-off.


Florida Highway Patrol is the initial investigating agency for plane crashes/incidents.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was also notified of the incident.