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Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Palm Beach Island, Passengers Uninjured

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

PALM BEACH ISLAND, FL (WFLX) ---A single engine Cessna plane made an emergency landing on the beach in Palm Beach Island Saturday.

The call came in at about 12:45 p.m.

Palm Beach Police and an Eagle One Aircraft responded.

The pilot, Joseph Frost and his 16-year-old daughter, Michelle Frost, of Parkland, Florida, walked away uninjured.

The landing was necessary due to a problem with the engine of the plane.

Joseph and his daughter flew the plane from Boca Airport at 11:25 a.m. and landed in Lantana.

They then took off again at 11:30, flew up to Peanut Island and headed back south when the engine began to fail.

The pilot notified the tower that he had engine problems.

He was advised to land at Palm Beach International Airport, but said he couldn't make it that far, so he landed at the closest area where it was safe.

When a "soft field landing" was finally executed, the plane tipped to the left and its propeller was dented and left wing moderately damaged.

No leakage resulted.

FAA is on the way to the scene.

The plane is still present near the scene.

It was moved further west, closer to the sea wall, due to high tide.

The scene is currently under investigation.

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