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Two rescued after Everglades emergency landing

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 13:06:40-04

BROWARD County Fla.—A twin engine plane made an emergency landing in the Everglades Friday after reported engine failure, according to WSVN.

Video footage from the scene showed a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pulling two people from the aircraft.

The Coast Guard later identified the plane as a Piper Seneca.

It says an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was in the area and heard a radio call and diverted to the scene. The crew is based at Coast Guard Air Station Miami.

A Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue public information officer tweeted that the two people on the aircraft gave a thumbs up.

The Coast Guard confirmed the pair was not injured.

WSVN said the plane landed about 18 miles west of North Perry Airport.