Plane Crashes Near Williams Lake: Pilot Survives

WATERFORD (WWJ) – A single engine water plane crashes on approach to Williams Lake.

Waterford Police and Fire crews responded to a reported airplane accident near Ideal Terrace just off of Williams Lake road in Waterford.

It is reported that the plane was attempting to make a landing on Williams Lake and may have struck some tree tops, causing it to go down into a vacant field.

The pilot, a 46-year-old from Waterford, was taken to an area hospital for evaluation but was alert and talking after the crash.

The airplane is a 1946 Piper J3C-65 fixed wing single-engine aircraft, registered to a company in Waterford.

The accident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

No one else was injured in the plane crash.

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