Plane Crashes Into Lake Winnebago

(Town of Calumet) No injuries were reported after a plane crashed into Lake Winnebago Wednesday night. Authorities were dispatched to a report of a plane submerged in Lake Winnebago approximately one-quarter mile off the shore of Velvet Beach Road, in the Town of Calumet. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office says when deputies arrived on scene, they found a 1980 Coot Amphibian plane submerged in approximately three feet of water directly west of Pukwana Beach Road.  The pilot, Glenn C. Moore of Elkhart Lake, told authorities that he was attempting to take off when one of the plane’s sponson’s began to take on water.  A sponson tore off the plane causing it take on more water and partially sink.  Moore was able to get out of the plane and get the attention of a boater in the area.  The boater was able to help tow Moore and the plane to the shoreline.  Moore was not injured in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration.