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Plane crashes in Hubbard County lake

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A home-built float plane crashed in a Hubbard County lake Monday evening, but no one was injured.

According to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office:

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A home-built model "Fox Kit Float Plane" crashed at about 6:13 p.m. on Petit Lake, about 9 miles northeast of Park Rapids in Lake Emma Township.

The plane, piloted by Lawrence Larson, 70, of Fargo, N.D., was flying around the Upper Bottle Lake area when the plane lost power.

Larson decided the safest place to land would be Petit Lake. Upon landing, the nose of the aircraft tipped into the water, causing the airplane to flip.

Larson was not injured and swam to shore.

The plane was removed from the lake and will be inspected by the Federal Aviation Administration. The crash remains under investigation by the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office and the FAA.

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