Sea plane makes emergency landing on Riddles Lake - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Sea plane makes emergency landing on Riddles Lake

News release from: Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Sea plane makes emergency landing on Riddles Lake
(Lakeville) Inclement weather on Saturday forced an emergency sea plane landing on Riddles Lake in southern St. Joseph County. The pilot, Michael Monreal of Barrington (IL), and his passengers were unharmed. Monreal was en route from Wolf Lake, Illinois to James Lake near Angola, Indiana when late morning storms in the South Bend area induced him to wait out the weather before continuing on. Landing on the choppy water surface caused a support cable to break. Indiana Conservation Officers and the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department towed the plane to a nearby boat ramp to be secured for repairs. Lakeville Fire, Lakeville Police, and the South Bend ambulance service were also on scene.
Corporal Ken Dowdle with the Indiana Conservation Officers said, "Sea planes are not that common in our area, but we do have several permitted sea plane bases in northern Indiana. Lake Wawasee, Bass Lake, Lake Maxinkuckee, and Mississinewa Reservoir are just a few of the permitted sea plane bases." Indiana code defines a sea plane base as an area of water specifically designated for the landing and taking off of sea planes.
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at