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Two men injured after small plane crashes into Okanagan Lake

A 72-year-old pilot and his 59-year-old male passenger are in hospital after a small float plant crashed during a water landing on Okanagan Lake, near West Kelowna on Monday afternoon.

West Kelowna RCMP say emergency crews were called to the scene at 4:56 p.m. after receiving a report of an overturned float plane.

Police say the men’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Their names have not been released.

Police say the pilot, who was from Alberta, had left the plane’s wheels down during the water landing.

“The crash is not being considered criminal in nature at this time,” said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has taken over the investigation.

The small private aircraft has been recovered and secured by officials.

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