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Plane capsizes on Foster Lake; No one injured


July 18, 2017

Pilot John McKinney of Lebanon exits his float plane after it begins tilting forward possibly due to water filling a pontoon.

A float plane capsized Tuesday afternoon, July 25, while traveling across Foster Lake at low speed, pulling a girl on an inner tube.

No one was injured, and the plane was recovered from the lake.

The plane, a 1960 Champion piloted by John Andrew McKinney, 57, of Lebanon, set out on the surface of Foster Lake from Shea Point, traveling east to Calkins Park and then north toward Lewis Creek Park before heading back toward Shea Point, located at the city limits on the south side of Foster Lake.

Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon said that McKinney had turned toward Shea Point to empty water...

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