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Pilot escapes Sunday plane crash in Okanagan Lake
An Alberta man suffered only minor injuries in a plane crash on Okanagan Lake Sunday.
Lake Country RCMP report that at around 3:30 p.m., they received a report of a plane crash in the lake near Finch Road.
“Apparently, a student pilot was practising takeoff and landing in the area when his Cessna 180 float plane suddenly flipped onto its back,” said RCMP spokesperson Const. Kris Clark.
It appears that a wing tip touching the water’s surface may have been a factor in the crash.
The pilot was able to extricate himself from the plane and no one else was on board.
The 26-year-old man from Airdrie only suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The overturned aircraft was secured to a dock until it could be removed by a salvage company.