Small plane crashes into water near Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Multiple law enforcement agencies responded after a small plane crashed into the water near the Bayside Bridge in Clearwater.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the plane crashed about 2:15 a.m. Friday just north of the bridge's hump.

The pilot was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies and rescue personnel remained on the scene early Friday to assist the Federal Aviation Administration with its investigation.

No further information was immediately available.

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