Two injured after float plane crashes into Nova Scotia lake

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By Philip Croucher Star Halifax Tues., Aug. 20, 2019

HALIFAX—Police in Nova Scotia are investigating a float plane crash that has injured two people.

The RCMP in Lunenburg County say the crash happened at about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the community of New Germany, which is about 125 kilometres west of Halifax.

“Early investigation indicates that the float plane was attempting to land on a lake near Hwy. 10 when it clipped power lines crashing into the lake,” read a police statement issued Tuesday evening.

Police say when officers arrived at the scene, the saw the damaged plane in the water along with two injured people inside.

The RCMP and two separate fire departments helped to remove a man and woman from the plane.

The two people were then taken to hospital by paramedics with what police said were undetermined injuries.

Philip Croucher is a reporter and Star bureau chief based in Halifax.