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Witness describes helping pilot after plane flipped into water off Kitsap Peninsula

One person is safe after their plane crashed into the water near Kitsap County on Tuesday afternoon.

A pilot is safe after a small plane crashed into Dyes Inlet near Silverdale on Tuesday afternoon. He suffered a minor injury to his face in the crash. 

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue said the pilot was the only person on board and safely rescued to a nearby boat. 

Emergency crews responded to reports of a plane crash after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Four civilian boats in the area arrived first to the crash scene and helped the pilot to safety. 

A woman was tubing with her family when she recorded the small plane coming in for a landing. When the plane crash-landed and flipped upside down, her family rushed over to help the pilot to safety. 

A police boat towed the plane, which flipped upside down in the crash, to a nearby dock on Dyes Inlet. 

WATCH: Aerials of crashed plane being towed to shore

Credit: KING

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