Seaplane crashes near PortMiami, all 7 passengers escape without injury: Officials

MIAMI– A seaplane capsized Friday afternoon while trying to land near PortMiami, but no serious injuries were reported, officials said.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the plane came down in a canal between the port’s cruise ship terminals and a causeway connecting Miami to Miami Beach. The single-engine Cessna 208 was attempting to reach the nearby Miami seaplane base, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

There were seven people on the plane, and they were all taken to safety.

The plane was towed away by a boat. PortMiami officials said the crash has not affected cruise schedules.

Officials did not immediately say who owned the plane or what caused the crash.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

In December 2005, Chalk’s Ocean Airways Flight 101 crashed in Government Cut, just a few hundred yards from the site of Friday’s crash. The 2005 seaplane crash killed eighteen passengers and two crew members.