Pilot, passenger escape plane crash on Maine lake

Law enforcement officials say two men escaped serious injury when a float plane crashed into Rangeley Lake

RANGELEY, Maine -- Law enforcement officials say two men escaped serious injury when a float plane crashed into Rangeley Lake.

Video showed the plane attempting to take off and then losing altitude and splashing into the water on Thursday. The plane came to a rest upside down but the pilot and passenger freed themselves and swam to shore.

The Maine Department of Public Safety says the pilot, 69-year-old David Taisey, of Pownal, and his passenger, 53-year-old Mike Koob, of Oquossoc, suffered minor injuries in the crash.