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Float plane crashes near Ely

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Jun 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm

ELY, Minn. (AP) An Arizona couple is OK after their float plane crashed into a lake in northeastern Minnesota.

The St. Louis County sheriff's office says 62-year-old Timothy Breuhl of Paradise Valley, Ariz., was trying to land the plane on Shagawa Lake just outside Ely when the crash happened about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say Breuhl and his only passenger, his 62-year-old wife Judy, were not hurt. They were assisted off the plane by a nearby boater.

The plane sustained major damage. Crews are removing the plane from the lake.

The sheriff's office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

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