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Plane at bottom of lake after emergency landing

LINN COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A plane lost power over Linn County with four people on board, but the pilot made a smooth landing in the middle of a lake.

The single-engine Cessna plane, manufactured in 1961, made an emergency landing at Marion Lake in the Willamette National Forest at around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Witnesses, including a U.S. Forest Service Ranger and a Boy Scout Troop from Salem, reported the situation and said nobody was hurt.

Deputies said the airplane flew out of Lebanon Municipal Airport Sunday morning to look for elk hunting areas. The plane began experiencing problems and then had total engine failure.

The pilot, Trevor Schultz, 28, of Lebanon, spotted Marion Lake and was able to glide down and safely land on the water, according to investigators.

Three passengers were on board, including two children ages 12 and 13, along with a 47-year-old man. They were not harmed and deputies said they were all in good spirits after the emergency landing.

The Boy Scouts who witnessed the situation were camping at the lake. The scout leader led the pilot and passengers to the Marion Lake trail head where they were later met by a deputy.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was in contact with the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Forest Service during the investigation.

The FAA and NTSB will continue the investigation into the incident and make arrangements to retrieve the plane from the lake.

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