Pilot parachuted to safety before plane crashed into river

(NBC) – The pilot of a small plane managed to parachute to safety just before the plane crashed in a river in North Carolina.

The plane went down in the Neuse River late Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say the pilot was practicing stunts when something went wrong. But the pilot managed to parachute into the river before the plane hit the water.

They say a person on a jet ski rescued the pilot who was not injured.

The coast guard is investigating the crash.