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KSP: Small plane crashes into Ohio River near Madison, Ind., no passengers injured

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A small plane crashed into the Ohio River near Madison, Ind. Wednesday afternoon. 

The pilot, who would not give his name, told WDRB the sea plane hit something in the water during take-off, causing a baseball sized hole in one of the floaters. He says the plane never made it into the air. 

"I saw this plane as it was trying to take off," Noah Mustafa wrote to WDRB. "I was checking on my sailboat and hadn’t gone out because of how windy it was. I lost sight of them when they got closer to the power plant. I had no idea they had crashed until I saw the news."

Mustafa said he saw the plane heading West around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, but didn't see the plane come down. 

All four passengers were uninjured and swam to shore as the plane capsized. One of the men on board, who is a former Marine, built a fire so those on board could keep warm and dry off. 

The plane is expected to be pulled from the water by tomorrow afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration's tail number registry shows the Cessna 195-B single engine aircraft is registered to Troy Macvey of Milan, Indiana. However, it has not been confirmed if he was the pilot or even a passenger on the plane.

The pilot told WDRB the plane belongs to Mac's Seaplane Service in Rising Sun, Indiana.

State Police say four people were on the plane, but there were no injuries and no fatalities in the crash. Everyone has been rescued and they are safe, according to police.

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