Ultralight Plane Crashes In Sylvia Lake

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A plane crash in Sylvia Lake in the St. Lawrence County town of Fowler left one man injured.

According to 7 News reporter John Friot, the man was rescued and brought to shore by boat.

The pilot, identified as Larry Kraker, 64, of Florida, was airlifted to a Syracuse Hospital.

He was a summer resident with a cottage on Sylvia Lake.

The plane is said to be a two-seat Ultralight pontoon aircraft.

Officials said the plane landed on the lake, took off and then crashed.

A witness reported seeing the plane crash into the water at around 1:30 p.m.

"The plane was just hovering in mid-air," witness Calaeb Hance said,

"We couldn't really hear the engine and all of a sudden his nose just dived right down and hit the . . . it was only 10, 20 feet off that dock over there," he said, pointing.

"He was in the cockpit," said another witness, Wyatt Porter. "We had to rip the front off it."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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