September 8th, 2013
An amphibious plane, with father and daughter on board, hit a boat wake on take-off and jarred the landing gear down, which made the plane immediately flip over at 100 mph.
A local Silver Streak Boat was quickly on the scene to assist the daughter out of the water and help bring the plane into shore before it sank in the 120' water. A film of fuel flowed on the surface of the water from the flipped plane's fuel tank so we made sure everyone was clear and no one was smoking. Aside from a few bruises and minor bleeding, both father and daughter were ok.
By the time police, ambulance and fire trucks showed up, the Silver Streak team and a few fast acting bystanders on the scene had the occupants safe and the plane under tow to the beach!
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