The accident happened about 5 p.m. today near Woodtick Peninsula.


A pilot reportedly escaped serious injury when his small, single-engine plane crashed into Lake Erie today near the Toledo border.

Multiple fire departments were called to assist – but soon given the all clear – after a small plane went into Lake Erie this afternoon.

“The individual rescued himself,” Coast Guard Chief Nicholas Sawka of the Detroit Sector said.

The accident happened about 5 p.m. near the Ohio-Michigan state line, in the area of Woodtick Peninsula and Lost Peninsula.

Luna Pier Fire Department, LaSalle Township, Morin Point Fire Department, Monroe Community Ambulance and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sector Detroit and Station Toledo were among the agencies called or put on standby after the call.

The fire departments were cancelled after announcements that the pilot got into a private boat and was making arrangements to retrieve the aircraft. It was partially submerged in shallow water, according to reports.

Sawka said the aircraft was towed later in the evening to Lost Peninsula Marina.