couldve a passer by on a boat may have picked them up
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AS nlj said, if it was just engine failure, this SHOULD be a survivable incident. Looking at all the photos so far, the cabin of the plane looks pretty much unharmed. Interesting that if the occupants did not survive, how did they remove their seatbelts and exit the aircraft and depart the area? Where are they? Generally speaking, fatally injured people do not extricate themselves from crashed airplanes and swim away, and first responders very first actions is always attempt to locate trapped souls within a disabled vehicle (aircraft, auto, boat, whatever) .... there were no occupants ...... where are they?My prayers are with these two guys and their families ......
Here's a little more from the Houston Chronicle:
"Lynn Lunsford of the FAA said witnesses heard the aircraft's engine sputtering shortly after takeoff Sunday morning from Pierce Field. The plane crashed into the bay and broke apart in about 10 to 12 feet of water..."
Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/a...
If it was just an engine failure and a ditching in the water, they should have a very good chance of survival - hopefully, they are found okay.