Float plane towed to boat launch after wing collapses
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
August 24, 2011 · Updated 1:37 PM
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.Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Megan Managan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 232-1215 ext. 5054.