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Seaplane crash-lands on Ely lake; no injuries

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ELY, Minn. - A small seaplane apparently crash-landed Tuesday afternoon onto Shagawa Lake in Ely, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported. Its two passengers were not injured.


A 911 call came in to the county dispatch center at 12:55 p.m. about a 2000 Aviat Husky plane crashing on Olson’s Bay, Lt. Jason Akerson said. Witnesses said the pilot was trying to land the plane when it went down hard onto the water.

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