Float plane crashes on W. Bloomfield lake; no serious injuries
West Bloomfield Township — A float plane crashed into two boats Saturday afternoon at a West Bloomfield Township lake, but no serious injuries were immediately reported, said the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.
The crash of a single-engine Piper PA-18 with two people aboard was reported in Upper Straits Lake near Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary at about 5 p.m., the Orchard Lake Police Department said, which indicated only one boat was hit. .
"A preliminary investigation revealed that a sea plane was attempting to land on the lake when it struck an occupied boat in the sand bar area ...," the department said on Facebook.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration registry, the plane belongs to Biam Inc. of Redford.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
The FAA and Oakland County Marine Division were investigating the crash, according to the Orchard Lake Police Department Facebook post. The post asked that anyone with video or photographs of the incident forward the material to firstname.lastname@example.org or the county sheriff's Marine Division.