Sea plane lands in Flagler County lake

Published On: Apr 02 2013 09:20:10 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 03 2013 06:01:57 PM EDT


Two people are unharmed after swimming to shore after their plane crashed in a Flagler County lake, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Flagler County Sheriffs Office said they received a call at 7:05 p.m. that a sea plane went down in Lake Disston, located in the southwest part of Flagler County.

According to the report released by the Florida Highway patrol, the pilot stated that the plane's floats were not responding correctly to contact with the lake.

The pilot told officials he attempted to increase throttle in an attempt to lift off. He said that the left float then became submerged, forcing the place to violently turn in a counterclockwise motion.

The plane's two occupants, 59-year-old Allan Burrows and 51-year-old Katherine Burrows of Port Orange, swam to the shoreline wearing flotation devices. Deputies said neither of them were injured in the incident.

Both the pilot and the passenger have combined flight experience of 32 years.

Authorities said the plane is currently upside down under water and may be leaking fuel.

Deputies said Tuesday night an investigation of the incident has been turned over to FHP. Florida Fish and Wildlife as well as a local marine unit are also currently on scene and more officials will arrive Wednesday morning during daylight hours.

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