Small plane crashes into water near Merritt Island Airport, firefighters say

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla — A small aircraft crashed into the water near the Merritt Island Airport on Saturday morning, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.

The plane crash into the water around 9 a.m. in the area at 900 Airport Road, firefighters said.

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Firefighters said a boat was bringing an occupant to the shore but did not confirm if there were any injuries.

A medical helicopter was also called in to assist with the patient, firefighters said.

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