By Ralph Iannotti


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Authorities say no one was injured when a plane crashed into the Kiski River Sunday.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. in Loyalhanna Township, Westmoreland County, not far from the Saltsburg Bridge.

Officials say the plane was having engine trouble when it crashed.

It was a single-engine Piper cub plane.

Officials say the call first came in as a car crash. However, they found the plane into shallow water, leaving about one-third of the aircraft submerged.

“There was one person on the plane, we were being told that he lost fuel pressure,” said Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Ott. “He was actually fine, he come walking up out of the bank … but there was only one person onboard.”

The water where the plane crashed was only about 5 or 6 feet deep.

The Federal Aviation Administration and State Police are both investigating.

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