Final Up to date: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:fifty six PM EDT
A small aircraft crashed close to Peter O. Knight Airport on Sunday, Tampa Police stated.
Throughout takeoff, the aircraft misplaced energy and landed within the water off Davis Islands.
The pilot, who was the one occupant, exited the aircraft unhurt earlier than it submerged.
Police marine models and divers are heading to the scene to assist restoration the aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct the crash investigation.