Published: Oct 27, 2013 4:41 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 28, 2013 2:55 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, FL. - A small plane crashed near the Everglades Airpark Sunday afternoon.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office says the small fix wing single engine Piper Cherokee was approaching the airport when it crashed into the water. A passing tour boat spotted the small plane. On board were the pilot, Robert Boyatt and three passengers: Rebecca Boyatt, Jodi Boyatt and Scott Boyatt of Clermont, Florida.  

Robert and Rebecca are at Naples Community Hospital. 

WINK news spoke to a relative on the phone who said the four had come down for the day to get stone crabs.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will conduct the accident investigation.