Small plane tips over on Glen Lake

Posted at: 10/11/2012 4:49 PM
Updated at: 10/12/2012 1:32 PM
By: WNYT Staff

nullQUEENSBURY - A small float plane tipped over Thursday afternoon on Glen Lake.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says two people were on the plane and both escaped unharmed.

The pilot, 63 year old Roger Jackson of Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, was undergoing a bi-annual flight review. Jackson has been a pilot for 35 years. 

His passenger, 67 year old Richard Bovey of Argyle, is a licensed flight instructor and was conducting Jackson’s recertification.

Jackson had successfully completed one series of required landings and take-off’s on the water, and was preparing to execute a second water take-off when the right-side pontoon began to sink below the water’s surface. Within seconds, the nose of the plane became submerged causing the plane to tip over.

Prior to this incident Jackson had completed a series of take-off’s and landings at the Warren County Airport and reported no mechanical issues with the aircraft. 

The aircraft couldn't be recovered from Glen Lake and further efforts were postponed until Friday.