Small plane makes emergency landing in Everglades; no injuries

WEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) - Crews came to the rescue of two men after they made an emergency landing in the Everglades, Sunday afternoon.

According to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, the Cessna 152 went down on mile marker 47, about 25 miles north of Tamiami, just before 3 p.m.

Officials tweeted an overhead view of where the plane made its landing in the swamp.

Once it landed, officials said, the vessel’s nose gear hit the ground. “When that airplane came down into the swamp, the two men told our firefighters that the nose gear head caused the plane to flip over,” said BSO spokesperson Mike Jachles.

The people on board were helped by a passing airboater before officials arrived to hoist the pilot and passenger to safety. “With the terrain out there and how wet it is, they are very fortunate,” said airboater Darrell Fisher. “Very skilled pilot.”

The occupants were not hurt.

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