One hospitalized after plane crashes, sinks into lake

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Updated 4:47 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

One man was hospitalized after a small plane crashed into Canyon Lake on Tuesday.

First responders were called to the area near the Westhaven subdivision in Comal County at around 10 a.m. after the two-man plane lost power and crashed into the lake, said Robert Mikel, assistant chief for Canyon Lake Fire and EMS.

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“When we got there, the plane was completely sunk and the two men had been able to make it to the shore,” Mikel said.

One man had minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital and a second man was unhurt, Mikel said

The plane was traveling from Midland in west Texas to the New Braunfels Regional Airport.

Crews took a fire boat out onto the lake to check for any leaking fluids, but there were none, Mikel said. The scene was then turned over to the Texas Department and Safety and Federal Aviation Administration for an investigation.

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