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Posted: Friday, 22 August 2014 5:16PM

Small plane crashes into Lake Pontchartrain

A small passenger plane crash-landed in Lake Pontchartrain near the Lakefront Airport about 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The plane went down near the Ted Hickey Bridge. Louis Capo of the Levee District said the pilot was the only person in the plane.

The pilot was able to swim safely to shore and refused medical treatment, though he was checked by EMS on the scene.

It was unknown where the pilot was from, or wheteher he was headed to or from Lakefront Airport.

The plane sunk into the lake.

FAA officials are on their way to investigate the incident.

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Locations : Levee District
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