Earlier today, a small plane flying out of the downtown Shreveport airport decided to become a submarine.

According to a report from KSLA, a small Cessna plane was practicing touch and go landings when it ran into some unexpected problems.  Shortly after the personal aircraft landed briefly near the end of the airport’s south runway, throttled up and climbed back into the sky - a witness claimed he heard the engine cut out entirely.  The witness, who was identified as another pilot, said that he saw the plane drop below the treeline and knew it was in trouble.

The witness called 911 and alerted authorities of the impending crash.  The plane had dropped out of the sky and into the Red River.  Fortunately, the 2 men aboard were able to miraculously escape without injury.

The pilot and passenger of the now submerged plane were found close to the Bossier City water plant, near Traffic Street and Berry Street.  They were taken to a hospital in Shreveport as a precaution.  The plane is underwater, and will be removed at a later date.