Coast Guard crews launched crews by air and sea to investigate. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews also launched at least one boat to take part in the investigation.
A nearby super yacht rescued the three people on board the plane. At last check, they were being taken to Port Everglades.
“Right now we’re being told stable condition. There’s three patients that are being brought in by Miami-Dade’s fire boat. Our fire boat is on the way to meet up with them to navigate them into the dock,” said Greg May with Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.
As to why they chose to bring the victims to Port Everglades, May said, “That I don’t know. I’m assuming it’s because of the relation of where they ended up picking the people up offshore and then they are bringing them in here. Our rescues are on their way here to transport them to the hospital.”
May said the three are suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials said the plane had taken off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport headed to Bimini when they reported engine problems.