Aircraft spotted under water after crashing in popular swimming spot

A pilot crashed a small airplane into Lady Bird Lake in Austin, United States, on Thursday afternoon (16 June) and was helped to shore by paddleboarders.

The pilot, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden, was on a test flight and was taken to a hospital with potentially serious injuries.

The plane had just come out of routine maintenance, but the pilot reported mechanical issues and was forced to land in the lake, a Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesperson said.

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