Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer, C-GABA: Accident occurred October 02, 2012 - Ottawa River, Near Cumberland - Canada

OTTAWA — A 69 year-old pilot was taken to hospital in stable condition after his small plane went down into the Ottawa River near Cumberland.  

It’s unclear yet whether the pilot was trying to land the plane, an amphibious Lake LA 4200, on the Ottawa River around 4 p.m. or if it crashed.

An off-duty police officer who was fishing on the Ottawa River saw the plane go down and immediately steered his boat toward the aircraft.

After pulling the pilot on board his boat, the officer took him ashore at the Cumberland ferry.

The pilot was treated for hypothermia and rib injuries before he was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Atf 11 o'clock Tuesday night, the Ottawa Police services directed Ottawa Fire Services(OFS)  Hazmat teams to Barnett Park (adjacent to Quiggley Hill Road near Cumberland) to assist police divers in retrieving the airplane.

OFS assisted in decontaminating divers from a reported fuel leak. Operations were expected to last most of the night.

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OTTAWA — A 69 year-old pilot was taken to hospital in stable condition after his small plane went down into the Ottawa River near Cumberland. 

 It’s unclear yet whether the pilot was trying to land the plane, an amphibious Lake LA 4200, on the Ottawa River around 4 p.m. or if it crashed.

An off-duty police officer who was fishing on the Ottawa River saw the plane go down and immediately steered his boat toward the aircraft.

After pulling the pilot on board his boat, the officer took him ashore at the Cumberland ferry.

The pilot was treated for hypothermia and rib injuries before he was taken to hospital in stable condition.


http://www.ottawacitizen.com

A pilot was rescued by a fisherman after he was forced to land his small plane in the Ottawa River. 
 
 The 69-year-old man had to make an emergency landing in the water near the Cumberland Ferry shortly just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

A fisherman saw the plane crash into the water and sped over to haul him into his boat and brought him to shore.

Ottawa paramedics treated the man for rib injuries and rushed him to the hospital.

Paramedics can’t say how serious his injuries are until they finish their assessment.

It’s still not clear what caused the plane to make an emergency landing.


 
Ottawa Police confirm that a small plane has crashed into the Ottawa River. 

 Paramedics were called to the Cumberland ferry just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

The pilot, a 69-year-old man, was the only person on board the four-seater aircraft at the time. He was rescued by a man who witnessed the crash while he was fishing in a boat nearby.

The pilot was treated for rib injuries and mild hypothermia before being sent to hospital.

Ottawa Paramedics spokesperson Jean-Pierre Trottier says his injuries might have been worse if there had been no one at the scene.

"Timing was everything," he said. "I think that pilot should count himself pretty lucky that there was somebody on the Ottawa River."

The plane, a Lake LA 4200, is still submerged, and police tell CFRA it could take a day or two to pull it out of the water.

The investigation of this incident will likely be taken over by the Ministry of Transportation.


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