Engine trouble leads to plane landing on Lake Norman, troopers say

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Two people were hurt after a small plane was pulled from Lake Norman Wednesday afternoon.

According to investigators, the plane went down around 3:40 p.m. a short distance from the Long Island Marina in Catawba County.

The two men being evaluated were on board the plane and were in the water when fire crews arrived. Both men are expected to be OK, troopers said.

The plane was towed to the marina just after 4 p.m.

According to troopers, the plane is a single-engine Sea Ray aircraft. It had taken off from Long Island Airport nearby when it developed engine failure.

The plane was able to land on the lake, investigators said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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