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Cessna pulled from waters in Bahamas


TowBoatUS Fort Lauderdale was busy over New Years retrieving the bits of a Cessna that crashed into the Atlantic in the Bahamas.

U.S. Coast Guard air crews rescued the pilot after the crash on Dec. 22, and TowBoat went out in early January to bring the plane back, which was in about 8 feet of water.

“We anchored the M/V Becker about 2 miles away (it has a 10-foot draft), splashed a small boat using our crane and loaded our small boat with salvage gear,” said Barney Hauf, director of sales for the Pompano Beach-based towing and salvage company. “We refloated the plane, towed it alongside the Becker and hoisted it on board with the crane. We loaded our small boat on deck, lashed everything down and came home.”

According to news reports, the plane was traveling from Norman Cay to Ft. Lauderdale Executive. It descended near South Bimini Airport in late afternoon.

PHOTO/Capt. Jordan Walker, TowBoatU.S. Ft. Lauderdale

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PHOTO/Capt. Jordan Walker, TowBoatU.S. Ft. Lauderdale

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PHOTO/Capt. Jordan Walker, TowBoatU.S. Ft. Lauderdale

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PHOTO/Capt. Jordan Walker, TowBoatU.S. Ft. Lauderdale

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