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Seaplane Lands in Lake Erie

Unread postPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:48 pm
by KlausNW
Seaplane practicing takeoffs, landings in Lake Erie near Hamburg causes brief stir

A seaplane practicing takeoffs and landings near the Lake Erie shore in Hamburg caused a brief stir Friday.

At about 2:15 p.m., word came over emergency radio channels that authorities were investigating reports of a small plane in the lake at Route 5 and Old Lake Shore Road in Hamburg.

The Lake View Fire Department responded, along with a water rescue team, and word came back of a small seaplane in the water with a man standing on the wing or the side of the plane.

Fire crews put the water rescue team back in service and late-arriving firefighters began driving to the scene without lights and sirens on, a sign the pilot was not in distress.

A fire department dispatcher later told The Buffalo News the pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings.

Re: Seaplane Lands in Lake Erie

Unread postPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:55 am
by RKittine
I guess if you really do crash though, it is nice that people are not just ignoring it.