Home built plane crashes in Conestogo Lake

MAPLETON – On Aug. 20, at approximately 10:50 am the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Mapleton Fire/Rescue and Guelph Wellington Paramedic Services, responded to an airplane crash on Conestogo Lake in Mapleton Township. 

The two occupants of the airplane, which was described as a home-built amphibious airplane managed to escape the plane with some assistance and make it to shore.

The 71-year-old pilot and 61-year-old passenger were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The Joint Rescue Coordinated Centre (JRCC) and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) were notified and continue to investigate the collision.