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Spokane man rescued after plane crashes into Hayden Lake

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Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a small plane crash Sunday afternoon. It's the second plane crash deputies have responded to in two days. 

A report of a downed airplane into Hayden Lake came into the sheriff's office around 1 p.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived on scene they learned that 75-year-old Terry L. Holman of Spokane was trying to land his 1978 fixed wing Cessna float plane when he crashed into the lake near Chicken Point.

Holman's plane flipped upside down in the water, but he was able to climb out on hi own. He was brought to shore by some boaters in the area. Holman was taken to Kootenai Health with some injuries, but he's expected to be OK. The plane was towed by Northern Lakes Fire Department to Holman's dock near the crash.

Initial investigation into the cause of the crash revealed that his landing gear was in the down position when he tried to land on the water, causing him to flip over. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the crash.

Further information will be released when it's available. 

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