Monday, April 07, 2014

Citabria: Pilot rescued after plane goes through ice

 DORSET, Ont. - Provincial police say an 80-year-old pilot suffered minor injuries when his plane broke through the ice on a central Ontario lake.

Police say the small private aircraft was taxiing in on Little Trading Bay, just east of the village of Dorset, when it went through the ice on Monday afternoon.

The pilot managed to escape from the Citabria single-engine plane and was treading water when he was rescued.

Police say Donald Shortreed of Algonquin Highlands was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and hypothermia.

The incident is under investigation by the OPP and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

By The Canadian Press