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Ex-NY man records ordeal after gulf plane crash

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PORT KENT, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York native who survived his airplane's crash landing in the Gulf of Mexico last month used his iPad to video their time in the water while awaiting rescue.

Ted Wright and Raymond Fosdick, both of Baytown, Texas, appeared on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday. They were headed from Texas to Florida on Sept. 20 when Wright's twin-engine plane caught fire.

He managed to send a distress signal before crash-landing about 30 miles off the Louisiana coast.

While floating in the water, Wright used his iPad to video their ordeal. They were eventually rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.

Kathleen Wright tells the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh that her 37-year-old son was 15 when he started flying lessons in Plattsburgh, just north of the family's home in Port Kent.

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