Coast Guard rescues Texas pilot sending mayday call

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NBC/Department of Defense) — The Coast Guard rescued a pilot from a small plane crash in Texas.

The civilian pilot was flying near Baffin Bay when he made a mayday call Tuesday. The Federal Aviation Administration received the call and alerted the Coast Guard.

A Coast Guard helicopter found the plane and was able to transport the pilot to the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi.

The pilot was then taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Meanwhile, the pilot’s name has not yet been released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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