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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two Escape Plane Crash

Northern Bruce Peninsula | by Manny Paiva  

69 year old pilot and 14 year old passenger escape after plane crashes on Gillies Lake.


Two people escaped injury after a small plane crash in Northern Bruce Peninsula.

Transport Canada and the Ministry of Environment have been called to look into the crash on Gillies Lake which occurred around 4 PM on Tuesday.

Bruce Peninsula OPP say the 1946 Fleet Canuck float plane had flipped while landing on the lake.

Police say it broke a strut when it landed, damaged a pontoon and ended up rolling over.

The 69 year old pilot from the Bruce Peninsula and a 14 year old passenger from Corunna were in the plane.

They had to be rescued by people on shore who saw the plane crash and went out in their boat to rescue them.


 

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