Float plane crashes into Lake Simcoe during take off

float plane in the air Photo by Igor Kovalenko/Shutterstock

Two people narrowly escaped injury after the float plane they were in crashed into Lake Simcoe, Ont. during take off. Residents nearby helped the two to safety after it capsized near Fountain Beach in Ramara on July 31.

One of the plane’s occupants was taken by helicopter to a Toronto hospital as a precautionary measure while the other was uninjured in the crash.

It’s unclear if the plane was departing from a private dock at the time, however OPP Const. Brett Boniface says there are no public aerodromes in the area. The morning after the crash, the plane was recovered and pulled to shore. The Transportation Safety Board has since taken over the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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