Small Plane Crashes, Sinks In Lake St. John

Pair on board rescued by witnesses

Nearby homeowners getting credit for the quick rescue of two men who were in a light plane that crashed Wednesday afternoon into Lake St John, near Orillia. Police say the pilot was attempting to land on the water near Lake St John Regional Airport; the aircraft flipping on contact with the water. The nearby residents responded in their own boats to help the victims who suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. Arrangements are being made to raise the plane to the surface. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.