(NBC Bay Area ) U.S. Coast Guard Pilot Chris Courtney, who was dispatched to the scene with his crew of three, told NBC Bay Area that the difference between life and death for the two men was a matter of minutes.
Coast Guard Rescues Father, Son from Downed Plane
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Stephanie Chuang, NBC Bay Area

The U.S. Coast Guard made a dramatic rescue Sunday off the coast of California, pulling a 77-year-old man and his son from a stalled Cessna that had been forced to crash-land on water.
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