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Small Plane Crashes in St. Petersburg; Four Injured

A small plane crashed in the waters off Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida, on November 28th.

The plane was carrying four people when it went down just after 12:30 p.m.

Good Samaritans and the Coast Guard were able to rescue all four occupants of the plane. They were taken to the nearby Coast Guard station for medical assistance and one of them had to be later shifted to a hospital.

Coast Guard Chopper Makes Emergency Landing in New York

A Coast Guard Helicopter made an emergency landing in golf course of Richmond County Country Club, Staten Island, New York, on August 2.

The chopper, heading from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Bayonne, New Jersey, had to land in emergency due to fumes and smoke in cockpit.

The helicopter landed uneventfully and all 4 people aboard remained safe.

The cause of smoke is being investigated.

Charges Dropped against Surviving Pilot

Lt. Lance Leone, the co-pilot aboard Coast Guard helicopter 6017 on July 7, 2010 when it struck some wires between the mainland and an island near La Push, Washington, was charged with negligent homicide and destruction of government property, and dereliction of duty.

Those charges have been dropped.

The crash killed the chopper’s pilot, Lt. Sean Krueger, along with Aviation Maintenance Technicians Brett Banks and Adam Hoke. The charges had been levied in accordance with the strict culture of discipline and accountability. The inherent danger of Coast Guard operations is a given, but the three fatalities warranted a full investigation.

Lt. Lance Leone hopes to be in retraining soon in accordance with the Coast Guard mission, pass retraining, and securing a new Coast Guard assignment flying and rescuing.

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