NTSB investigating after a plane flips on Langlade County lake

Published: Aug. 8, 2017 at 11:20 AM CDT
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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a float plane flipped and started sinking while attempting to land on Otter Lake near Elcho in Langlade County Monday.

Around 7:30 p.m. the Langlade County Sheriff's Office , Elcho first responders and the Oneida County Dive Team responded to the lake after getting a report that a plane flipped and was sinking.

The pilot was the lone occupant of the plane and got out safely. The aircraft involved is a RANS S-6S equipped with floats.

The initial investigation shows that the pilot may have failed to retract landing gear prior to setting down on the water.

The Wisconsin DNR also responded to the scene for the possibility of contaminants in the water, which ended up being a non-issue.

The NTSB is continuing to investigate the incident.