Update: FAA Inspects Plane That Crashed Into Lake Guntersville
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A plane made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in Lake Guntersville. Fortunately, the two men aboard weren’t hurt.
The area is near the Guntersville Airport. Emergency responders say the plane was flying around the Marshall County area.
Our news partners, The Huntsville Times/Al.com report the pilot was Tom Bonds of Southside. The passenger was Matthew Wade of Alexandria.
The Federal Aviation Administration sent a crew to inspect the plane on Monday. After this part is finished, the plane will be moved out of the water.
We’re told the two men realized the engine on the plane died about 4,200 feet in the air, and they made the call for an emergency landing.
The plane landed in the shallow part of Lake Guntersville, so the men were able to get out of the plane and stand on top of it until emergency responders could get to them.
Airport managers tell WHNT News 19 the same type of incident happened three months ago.