Cessna-180-Floatplane-SeaplaneKitscoty, Alberta: A plane crashed approximately 35 km northwest of Lloydminster in Albertaon on Aug 23.  The aircraft involved was a Cesna 180 float plane.  The plane was travelling from Shoal Lake, Manitoba with a final destination of Sherwood Park of Alberta.  The plane had two scheduled stops for refuelling, the first one in Prince Albert, SK and the second was at Pasatchaw Lakes, northwest of Lloydminster. The plane had just refuelled and was attempting to take off.  The wind had calmed down, making it difficult for the pilot to get the plane off the water.  On the third attempt the plane lifted off but the wind died down and the plane came down at an angle and caught the wing on the water, causing the plane to cartwheel and land upside down on the water.  Both the pilot and passenger were able to get out of the plane and swim to shore.  Neither the pilot nor the passenger were injured in the crash. The crash was referred to the Transport Safety Board for their follow up.

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