2 men escape after plane sinks in Lake Alexander

Published 9:47 am Monday, June 28, 2010

CUSHING — Two men escaped after their small plane sank in Lake Alexander in central Minnesota.

According to a Morrison County sheriff’s department statement, the plane attempted to take off around 1 p.m. Sunday from the lake but wind caused the wing to catch the water.

The Cessna float plane ended up sinking in 17 feet of water, but both the pilot, 52-year-old Douglas Koch, and passenger, 42-year-old Michael Hubbard, escaped.

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Hubbard, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Koch is from Wentworth, S.D.