Three injured when small plane hits water in Miami

MIAMI

Three injured when small plane hits water

Authorities in Miami say three people are recovering from minor injuries after a small plane crashed in waters near a road.

Miami Fire-Rescue Spokesman Ignatius Carroll says the single-engine plane crashed near the 79th Street Causeway on Sunday.

The cause of the crash hasn't been determined.

Officials say the pilot and two passengers exited the aircraft after it went down, and passers-by on personal watercrafts brought them to shore.

Carroll says the plane was traveling from the Bahamas to Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.

MANATEE county

Man demands apology for theft accusation

A Sarasota man police say stole a plum says he wants an apology and for prosecutors not to pursue charges against him.

A Manatee County Sheriff's Office report says 63-year-old Eduardo Garcia Roves was arrested at a Save-A-Lot store after allegedly failing to pay for a 55-cent plum.

Roves says the plum was a gift from a woman he helped to her car and that he had also purchased about $10 of groceries with a $100 bill.

Protesters have demonstrated outside the store in support of Roves, saying he was discriminated against because he spoke little English.

The State Attorney's Office says it is deciding whether to pursue charges.

Security for the store maintains guards acted properly during the April 7 incident.

BOCA GRANDE

Crews resume search for missing diver, 67

The search for a missing diver off southwest Florida has resumed.

Authorities were searching Sunday for the 67-year-old man who went missing in the Gasparilla Sound area while on a diving expedition. The man was one of six people on the expedition and apparently surfaced around noon Saturday but then went missing before the charter boat could retrieve him.

Several local and state agencies including the Coast Guard and Charlotte County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search.

The man's identity has not yet been released.

KEY WEST

New restaurant offers decadent end to meal

A new dessert restaurant opening in Key West is already turning some heads with a racy name and suggestive menu.

Better Than Sex is scheduled to open Tuesday. Owned by husband and wife Dani and Len Johnson, the restaurant will offer a variety of decadent desserts that could make you blush while ordering.

Among the items: sweets with names like Missionary Crisp..

KEY WEST

Seaplane sinks while being towed Saturday

A seaplane worth $500,000 has sunk off Key West, but the plane was unoccupied and no one was injured.

The seaplane sank Saturday while being towed back to Key West from Dry Tortugas.

The plane is one of two owned by Seaplanes of Key West, which shuttles people out to Fort Jefferson and Dry Tortugas. The plane had been having engine problems and couldn't be flown back, but it's unclear what caused the plane to sink while being towed.

Associated Press

Three injured when small plane hits water in Miami 05/18/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 2:00pm]

    

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