CAPTIVA, Fla.- The 911 call from that frantic afternoon on North Captiva Island when a plane crashed into the water, killing the pilot, has been released.
The Piper PA-32 aircraft crashed Wednesday, July 16th, when the pilot, 62-year-old Gregg Howard, was attempting to land at Salty Approach Airport on Upper Captiva.
Witnesses called 911, reporting the crash, and started searching for survivors, as they saw the plane go down in those dramatic moments.
911 caller: "A private plane taking off from the airfield looks like it just went down, and two kayakers are going out to try and get someone who's bobbing in the water by the plane that's going down in the water."
The caller continued: "Oh my goodness! Really...so, what we think is part of the plane...I mean...was a person...my husband thinks is a part of the plane because the kayakers just passed that. Oh no, I hope somebody wasn't in the plane and didn't get out."
The NTSB is still investigating to rule the exact cause of that crash, which marks the fifth one at Salty Approach since 1990.