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Banner Plane Crashes Into Ocean Off Miami Beach

A banner plane crashed into the water off Miami Beach Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. A witness told NBC 6 that the Cessna plane was advertising LIV Night Club before it crashed. The Coast Guard said the plane went down approximately 200 yards from the intersection of 45th Street and Collins Avenue.

Miami Beach Fire Rescue said the pilot was the only person on board. Witnesses say the pilot was pulled out of the water by good Samaritans on jetskis. Ocean Rescue crewmembers then transported him to awaiting emergency medical services.

Miami Beach Police said the pilot only suffered a laceration and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital.

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