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Homemade plane crashes into Conestogo Lake

71-year-old pilot and 61-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries
OPP photo

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON - On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at approximately 10:50 a.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Mapleton Fire/Rescue and Guelph Wellington Paramedic Services, responded to an airplane crash on Conestogo Lake in Mapleton Township.

The two occupants of the airplane, which was described as a home-built amphibious airplane, managed to escape the plane with some assistance and make it to shore.

The 71-year-old pilot and 61-year-old passenger were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The Joint Rescue Coordinated Centre (JRCC) and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) were notified and continue to investigate the collision.