COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A plane that plunged into a Collier County creek is now out of the water. A dive team was able to bring the plane to surface, located inside the Fiddler's Creek community.
On Sunday, the pilot had to make an emergency landing after the plane had engine problems. The divers had to deal with snakes and alligators before they could bring up the plane.
The plane is now out of the water and sitting on land, but for three days the 650 pound home-built airplane was submerged under water.
The recovery for diver Scott Weinstein and his partner didn't start a smooth as they would have liked. He says what was suppose to be a recovery, turned into a "search" and a recovery for the wreckage.
"It was difficult to find it because where they said the airplane came to rest, actually wasn't where the airplane came to rest, it was probably 100 yards from actual location we were given," Weinstein said.
The plane will be towed to Fort Pierce where investigators will look at the aircraft.
The pilot is still in the hospital, with three fractured bones in his back.