Friday, September 15, 2017

Airmax SeaMax M-22, N885PR, Waterbird Holdings LLC: Incident occurred September 15, 2017 on Candlewood Lake, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Waterbird Holdings LLC:

Aircraft landed on Candlewood Lake and sank.

Date: 15-SEP-17
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N885PR
Aircraft Model: SEAMAX M22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

SHERMAN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police are assisting officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection after a plane made what they described as a “rough landing” on Candlewood Lake Friday afternoon.

According to DEEP officials, the plane landed on Candlewood Lake on the town line between Sherman and New Fairfield just after 4:00 p.m. Upon landing, the plane began taking on water.

State Police tweeted images of the plane submerged in the water . No injuries were reported.

DEEP officials said that everyone on board the plane was able to escape with the help of a good Samaritan in a nearby boat. DEEP is checking the water for possible environmental contamination from fuel leaking into the water.

It is unclear what may have caused the plane to make the rough landing. Police are conducting their investigation.

If you witnessed this plane landing on the lake, or if you have any information that could help Troopers in their investigation, you’re asked to call State Police Troop A at 203-267-2200.

Original article can be found here ➤

A seaplane made a "rough" landing Friday afternoon on Candlewood Lake, according to Connecticut State Police.

State Police troopers and Connecticut Department of Energy & Environment Protection crews are on the scene in Sherman.

The plane landed on the lake near the Sherman/New Fairfield line shortly before 4 p.m. and then began taking on water, according to a DEEP spokesperson.

The plane's occupants were able to get off the plane with the help of a good Samaritan's boat.

No injuries were reported.

DEEP's Emergency Response Team is arriving at the site of the landing to assist with any environmental concerns, including the possibility of fuel getting into the water.

Original article can be found here ➤

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