HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho -- A pilot and student were rescued by a fisherman Thursday morning after their plane crashed into Hayden Lake.
Emergency crews responded early Thursday to the report of a plane crash in Hayden Lake. The plane went down at 9:38 a.m., according to the Kootenai County authorities.
The sheriff's office says the plane flipped while trying to land on the surface of the lake after they forgot to pull up the aircraft's wheels.
The student pilot and owner of the plane was 61-year-old Michael Bell of Spokane. The instructor was identified as 62-year-old Michael Kinkaid of Coeur d'Alene.
Emergency crews said the two men were taken to a private residence. They said the men were wet and cold but did not appear to have any injuries.
KREM 2's Cole Heath was on scene said the plane was upside down in the water with the wheels out.
A fire boat was sent out on the waters because there was a considerable fuel spill from the plane. Crews put up booms in the water to clean up spilled fuel. However, they said the spill appears to be minor.