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Plane Crashes into Rocks Taking Off from Manitoba Lake

July 12, 2019 3:54 PM | News

Float Plane Crash

A float plane crashed into a rocky shoreline on Fedirchyk Lake. The pilot was treated for non-life threatening injuries. (RMCP HANDOUT)

RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are investigating after a float plane crashed on a Manitoba lake Thursday evening.

The plane was taking off from the remote lake when it collided with rocks at around 5 p.m.

Emergency personnel were flown to the crash scene by helicopter roughly 30 minutes later.

The pilot was located at 5:45 p.m. and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other passengers on board.

“It was fortunate that a helicopter was at the Little Grand Rapids airport assisting Manitoba Sustainable Development with local forest fires,” said Sergeant Glen Binda, detachment commander of Little Grand Rapids.

“Their help was essential in the rescue due to the remote location of the lake, working collaboratively with Manitoba Sustainable Development was critical for a successful outcome.”

Fedirchyk Lake is located approximately 12 kilometres southwest of Little Grand Rapids.