Plane towing ad lands in shallow water

The pilot of a Cessna 150J walked away with minor cuts and bruises Thursday after setting his plane down in an emergency landing in very shallow water off Seal Beach.

“The guy did such a good job that I would be hesitant to call it a crash,” said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, which investigates airplane incidents.

The pilot’s name was not released.

Gregor said the pilot declared an undisclosed emergency about 4 p.m. while towing an advertising banner along the shore near Surfside. There were no other injuries and the incident is being investigated by the FAA, Gregor said.


The airplane appeared not to have had major structural damage, Gregor said.

-- David Haldane