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Small Plane Carrying AT&T Banner Crashes Off Narragansett

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — A small plane carrying an AT&T banner has crashed off the coast of Rhode Island.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the crash Monday afternoon in the Bonnet Shores area of Narragansett Bay.

The Coast Guard says a nearby boater rescued the 26-year-old pilot, Jeremiah Coholan, of North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, from the water. The pilot was evaluated by emergency crews on land and received only a small scratch.

A small plane crashes off Rhode Island (Image credit Lucy Svagan)

There's no word on why the single-engine propeller plane plunged into the bay.

The Coast Guard says it is monitoring the crash site and will help to salvage the wreckage.

Agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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