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The short article posted by the Miami Herald is still available online. Click on the headline to view the article No one hurt as plane lands in Palmetto Bay canal, posted on 8/19/2010.
It was reported that the men inside the plane were able to swim to safety unharmed.
The National Transportation Safety Board was to investigate what happened.
Here is an update taken from a private source, information taken from Velozia Air, which reports in its article NTSB CITES FUEL PLANNING BEHIND PALMETTO BAY FLORIDA PLANE CRASH, posted June 3rd, 2011, that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its probable cause report on the accident on March 16, which faulted the pilot in command. It is reported that the NTSB stated that the engine failed due to fuel exhaustion, caused by the pilot’s inadequate flight. (click the headline to view)
Click on to http://www.velozia.com/to view the source directly. Welcome to Velozia Air: Aircraft accident information & aviation safety issues.
Velozia Air bills itself as “…your resource for aircraft accident news, facts, and opinions; expanded to include all the information the major news outlets leave out and explained in an easy to understand fashion.” The stated goal is to make “…sure not to leave out the details that help you understand what you need to know, how it affects you, how it happened, and why it’s important.”
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