April 2009 Issue

Ditching Depth

We never fly over water in our single engine Saratoga. However, on a flight from Key West to Fort Lauderdale several years ago, Flight Service advised me that everyone flies over the Florida Gulf because it is never more than three to five feet deep. So we did fly direct. Is he correct? If so, why did Amy Laboda’s plane sink ("A Different Ditching," March 2009)?

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