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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.

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

-- David Haldane


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