Pilot escapes Sunday plane crash in Okanagan Lake

An Alberta man suffered only minor injuries in a plane crash on Okanagan Lake, near Lake Country, Sunday.

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.