Plane lands in Tennessee River in Decatur, pilot & passenger fine

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DECATUR, Ala. - A pilot landed his plane in the Tennessee River just off the Hudson Bridge in Decatur on Thursday, but fortunately, it's a type that can land on water.  A passenger was also aboard.  Both she and the pilot are fine.

The pilot, Peter Serodino, is from Chattanooga and was doing some survey work for a utilities project in the area.  He apparently flew too low and had to land the plane in the water, but wasn't able to restart it.

Decatur Police came to tow the plane to shore, and they helped with a battery to get the plane restarted so Serodino could fly back to Chattanooga.

He and his passenger took off just after 4 p.m.