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A man fell out of a small plane and into the waters of Miami’s Biscayne Bay on Thursday, police said.

The pilot of the plane contacted air traffic control about approximately 1:30 p.m. ET to inform them that his passenger had opened a door and fallen out of the plane. The aircraft was flying at 1,800 feet at the time of the incident.

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! I have a door ajar and I’m heading toward Tamiami. I have a door ajar and a passenger that fell down. I’m six miles from Tamiami.” – pilot to air traffic control

Divers with the Miami-Dade police department are searching the area where the man is believed to have fallen into the water. A search-and-rescue helicopter has since been called back.

An investigation is continuing, and according to police, The only people aboard the plane had been the pilot and the passenger.

Here is a portion of the audio between pilot and tower control:

source: ABC News

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