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Helicopter removes airplane from bottom of lake

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LINN COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A plane that made an emergency landing in a Linn County lake was pulled out of the water Wednesday.

A helicopter lifted the single-engine Cessna plane that went down Aug. 18 at Marion Lake in the Willamette National Forest.

Air 12 was there as the plane was towed in the air to dry land.

Deputies said the airplane flew out of Lebanon Municipal Airport that morning to look for elk hunting areas. The plane began experiencing problems and then had total engine failure.

The pilot, Trevor Schultz, 28, of Lebanon, spotted Marion Lake and was able to glide down and safely land on the water, according to investigators.

Three passengers were on board, including two children ages 12 and 13, along with a 47-year-old man. They were not harmed and deputies said they were all in good spirits after the emergency landing.

A Boy Scout troop hiking in the area witnessed the emergency landing and the scout leader helped guide the pilot to the lake's trail head.

The Federal Aviation Investigation is investigating the situation.

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