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Flight instructors, students parachute and land on a river near Fort Myers - WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

FORT MYERS, Florida (AP) – A flight instructor and student who had a problem during a flight were able to deploy a parachute and land safely on the water in southwest Florida.

There were no injuries when landing on Thursday evening, said the fire department Iona McGregor in a post on social media.

Good Samaritans assisted the student pilot and instructor before the first responders arrived on the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers.

Details of the flight problems prior to landing were not immediately released. The crash is being investigated.

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