A few minutes ago, the Regal Princess rescued two survivors of a small place crash in the Caribbean.
The Princess cruise ship was heading toward St. Thomas when the captain announced that there were two people in the water after the airplane crashed.
The cruise ship changed course to reach the site of the airplane crash. The vessel’s crew deployed a rescue boat and retrieved a life raft and two people from the plane. One passenger who contacted our office stated that the survivors were located in their life raft and waved to the cruise passengers who were cheering for them when they were rescued. The captain reportedly stated that both people are safe and doing well. The plane reportedly sank and apparently there was not a fuel slick or any debris from the crash.
A Coast Guard aircraft reportedly circled over the rescue.
Several passenger went to social media to report on the rescue:
Amazing while onboard the Regal Princess we just witnessed our crew and the US Coast Guard rescue 2 people from the Caribbean that were victims of a plane crash @PrincessCruises @uscoastguard thank you for being so incredible!!!
— Al Brickman (@albrickman1) March 5, 2019
We had some excitement on the Regal Princess this afternoon. Thankfully it ended well with 2 people rescued from a raft that had gone down in a small aircraft. Princess to the rescue! https://t.co/PGS5ALhfwr
— Cascade Travel (@CascadeTravel) March 5, 2019
A video of the rescue is shown below via Facebook:
Plane crash rescue at sea. They were saved! Good job to the US coast guard and the #regalprincess crew!
Posted by John Becker on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Photo and video credit: Photo top – anonymous; photo middle – “SH” (anonymous) video bottom – John Becker.
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