Oklahoma Highway Patrol recovers sunken plane after crash that injured two
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it’s not every day that their divers pull a plane out of one of Oklahoma’s many lakes. But that’s what happened over the weekend at Keystone Lake near Tulsa.
Two people were aboard the World War II-era Boeing biplane when it crashed on Saturday. The pilot was admitted to a hospital in Tulsa but was in stable condition, according to the Highway Patrol. The hospital also treated and released the plane’s passenger.
A team of divers with the Highway Patrol recovered the sunken plane from the lake on Sunday. The tricky process involved using air-filled bags to float the brightly-colored plane to the surface before towing it to shore.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still looking into what caused the crash.