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Float plane towed to boat launch after wing collapses

A small kit-type float plane is beached after suffering a structural collpase after landing on Lake Washington on the East side of Mercer Island on Wednesday. No injuries were reported and the disabled aircraft was towed to shore by a passing boater. - Chad Coleman/Reporter Staff
A small kit-type float plane is beached after suffering a structural collpase after landing on Lake Washington on the East side of Mercer Island on Wednesday. No injuries were reported and the disabled aircraft was towed to shore by a passing boater.
— image credit: Chad Coleman/Reporter Staff

A float plane was towed to the beach near the Mercer Island Boat Launch on Wednesday around noon. The plane, a small kit-type airplane, landed in the East Channel just south of Interstate 90.

According to the Mercer Island Police Department, a guy-wire snapped just after landing, causing a wing to collapse. There were not injuries and the pilot, who lives on Mercer Island, was able to load the aircraft onto his trailer and leave the scene with no extra assistance.

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