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ANCHORAGE, AK - JULY 04: A floatplane departs from Lake Hood Seaplane Base on July 4, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska is bracing for record warm temperatures and dry conditions in parts of the state. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

This weekend wasn’t all fun in the sun for boaters out on Upper Straits Lake in West Bloomfield…

Someone flying a seaplane crashed into a group of boats on a sandbar around 5 p.m. We know one person was taken to the hospital but thankfully no serious injuries were reported.

“I thought it was a joke. I thought he was coming down and he was going to go back up. But he came down and he just came right into us,” said one of the boaters who was hit. She wasn’t hurt, but said one of her friends suffered minor injuries.

Witness Oscar Brown was on the sandbar nearby and captured the crash on his cell phone.

“As the plane came down, I just started noticing that plane isn’t stopping,” Brown said.

The seaplane had two people, inside according to witnesses…


We spoke to a man who was there during the accident: