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UPDATE: Pilot uninjured after crashing plane into water at Camp Lake

Updated: 11:00 a.m. October 30, 2018

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Criminal charges are not being recommended against a pilot involved in a small plane crash on Camp Lake Monday evening. 

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, 78-year-old Donald Fechtner of Antioch, Illinois was piloting his ultralight/sea plane and tried to do a "touch and go" maneuver around 6:15 p.m. on October 29. A "touch and go" maneuver is when the plane touches the water, proceeds on the water, and takes off again. Fechtner told authorities that the hull of the plane broke apart and the plane was unable to take off again. Fechtner was not hurt and swam to shore. 

He was able to get a ride home from a person who lived on the lake and decided to remove the plane in the morning. 

The Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are still investigating. 

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Updated: 8:35 p.m. on October 29, 2018

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The pilot of a crashed plane has been found uninjured.

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, the man crashed his plane, swam to shore, and called a friend to pick him up. Other than being cold, the man told authorities that he has no serious injuries.

The pilot told authorities that when he landed the plane yesterday, everything was fine. 

It's unknown why the plane crashed or broke apart on Monday evening.

The FAA has been notified and will conduct an investigation.

The plane is expected to be moved out of the water on Tuesday.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department confirms that an Ultralight plane crashed into the water at Camp Lake.

It happened around 7 p.m. on Monday.

The Sheriff's Department is currently attempting to locate the owner.

A press conference is expected at 8:30 p.m. this evening.

CBS 58 News has a crew headed to the scene and will bring updates as they become available.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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