Sea plane makes “rough” landing on Candlewood Lake in Sherman

(Photo: Twitter / CT_STATE_POLICE)

SHERMAN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police are assisting officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection after a plane made what they described as a “rough landing” on Candlewood Lake Friday afternoon.

According to DEEP officials, the plane landed on Candlewood Lake on the town line between Sherman and New Fairfield just after 4:00 p.m. Upon landing, the plane began taking on water.

State Police tweeted images of the plane submerged in the water . No injuries were reported.

2017 09 15 candlewood lake sea plane sherman 2 Sea plane makes rough landing on Candlewood Lake in Sherman
(Photo: Twitter / CT_STATE_POLICE)

DEEP officials said that everyone on board the plane was able to escape with the help of a good Samaritan in a nearby boat. DEEP is checking the water for possible environmental contamination from fuel leaking into the water.

It is unclear what may have caused the plane to make the rough landing. Police are conducting their investigation.

If you witnessed this plane landing on the lake, or if you have any information that could help Troopers in their investigation, you’re asked to call State Police Troop A at 203-267-2200.

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