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Float Plane Pilot Rescued after it Crashes in Alaska

A float plane crashed near Ketchikan on the shoreline of a lake in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, on August 15th.

According to sources the plane wreckage was located on the Island, after which the pilot was rescued by the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.

One person aboard was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

3 Killed, 7 Injured as Plane Crashes in Alaska

crashA small floatplane plane crashed north of Iliamna Airport in Iliamna, Alaska, on September 15.

The DeHavilland DHC-3T Turbine Otter aircraft, carrying 10 people, went down while it was taking off from East Wind Lake.

Three people were killed in the accident. They were identified as 80-year-old Tony W. Degroot, of Hanford, California, 69-year-old James Specter, of Shavertown, Pennsylvania and 70-year-old James P. Fletcher, of Clovis, California.

Seven others were injured and were shifted to hospitals.

The plane belonged to Rainbow King Lodge.

The NTSB is investigating.

BC Float Plane Propeller Falls Off

On June 24 a Beaver float plane took off from Powell River, B.C. and made an emergency landing in Halfmoon Bay when its propeller fell off.

There was minor damage to the pontoons but otherwise the plane was intact.

June 24 at approximately 1:40 p.m., Sunshine Coast RCMP and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) were dispatched. The downed plane was towed to a dock with the respondents and a local boater.

The pilot and three passengers were uninjured.

The incident may have been the result of an engineering malfunction.

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Michigan Float Plane Crash

At 5:10 pm Tuesday, Gerard Dale Pearson, 71, was piloting a float plane that crashed on Shoal Lake, in Michigan.

Emergency services, including Itasca County Search and Rescue, Cohasset Fire and Minnesota DNR and Itasca County Sheriff Department retrieved the pilot from the submerged plane.

Pearson was airlifted to Grand Itasca Hospital, then Miller Dwan in Duluth Michigan.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Forestville Plane Crash

What: Floatplane
Where: North of Forestville, Quebec
When: Sept 18, 2012 1 pm
Who: 2 fatalities
Why: The floatplane carrying two men crashed in an inaccessible area near a North Shore lake, Lake Petit Argent killing one man in his twenties and one in his fifties.

After they were recovered by Canadian Forces Rescue, they were rushed to a Baie-Comeau hospital. The cause of the crash is unknown. The victims names have not been released.

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