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Plane crashes into the Lake of the Ozarks

March 11, 2015 at 2:58 p.m. | Updated March 11, 2015 at 3:37 p.m.

Three individuals are in stable condition after their plane crashed into Lake of the Ozarks.

According to Osage Beach Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer, Osage Beach Dispatch 911 received a call at 12:31 p.m. of a possible plane accident in the area of Public Beach No. 2 in Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

The Osage Beach Fire Protection District received word of the incident and responded to the scene by 12:38 p.m. in Osage Beach. Upon arrival, firefighters saw the three occupants of the plane on the opposite shoreline and instantly called the district's fireboat to respond, Dorhauer said.

"Because of the rough terrain and heavy vegetation, we knew it would be difficult to bring them out on land," he added.

Dorhauer said three individuals were conscious and in stable condition with varying levels of injuries when they came to the scene of the crash. He said they were able to backboard the plane occupants on the fire boat and transport them to shore where an ambulance was waiting for them to pursue medical treatment.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, two of the occupants were transported to Lake Regional Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

The family had departed on the 1976 Beechcraft, B19 pane from Glaze Airport en route to Creve Coeur, Missouri, the Highway Patrol said.

Highway Patrol marine operations and Osage Beach firefighter fireboat units were on the scene Wednesday afternoon retrieving the submerged plane from the Lake.

The FAA will conduct the investigation into the cause of the crash.

Earlier coverage:

Authorities are investigating what caused a small plane to crash into the Lake of the Ozarks, Wednesday.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol reports, at approximately 12:33 p.m. there was a report of a plane crash near Public Beach #2.

Marine operation patrol troopers arrived on the scene and confirmed a 1976 Beechcraft, B19 had crashed into the lake.

All three occupants of the plane were able to get out.

Two of the occupants were transported to Lake Regional Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

The aircraft had taken off from Glaze Airport and was en route to Creve Coeur.

The FAA will conduct the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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