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Plane crashes into Lake Guntersville

A plane crashed into Lake Guntersville on Saturday.  (Source: WAFF) A plane crashed into Lake Guntersville on Saturday. (Source: WAFF)
A plane is underwater in Guntersville after crashing on Saturday. (Source: WAFF) A plane is underwater in Guntersville after crashing on Saturday. (Source: WAFF)
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (AP) - According to the Guntersville Fire Department a plane was submerged in Lake Guntersville near the 900 block of Buck Island Drive. Authorities say that someone saw the plane's stabilizer sticking out of the water and called 911.

The crash happened around 12 p.m. on Saturday.

The pilot was able to get out of the plane and is okay. 

The pilot was not on the scene when emergency crews arrived, but arrived again later. 

According to Guntersville Airport Officials the plane is believed to be a Piper Super Cub and that the only activity at the airport involved a pilot practicing a "touch and go".

“When he landed, it didn't go the way he expected." said Guntersville Airport Manager, Bob Martin.  "According to him, a big wake came by and the floats dove into the edge of the wake and he flipped over.”

"These float planes they land on the water.", said Martin. "We've got float planes here that land on the water frequently, so it's a common thing."

The FAA and NTSB have been notified.

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