Plane crash lands at Conestogo Lake
Published Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:48PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:02PM EDT
A home-built plane crash landed in Conestogo Lake on Tuesday morning.
Emergency crews responded to the scene of the incident just before 11 a.m.
A resident at Conestogo Lake tells CTV that the plane was coming in to land when it crashed into the water. Police believe the pilot was trying to land on the water.
The witness, who is an airplane mechanic, says they shouldn't have been down for a water landing.
Two people were reportedly in the amphibious, ultralight plane at the time.
Both seemed to be okay after the crash but were in shock, the witness says.
Emergency crews say that both people, aged 71 and 61, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The plane is expected to be towed to shore but officials say it could take a few hours.
It's not yet clear what caused the crash or whether any charges would be laid.
Transportation Canada is collecting data about the accident for statistical purposes.
It says it will close the investigation after that because its investigators do not feel that there are new safety lessons can be learned from the crash.