Pilot rescued after small plane crashes into Falls Lake

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The pilot of a small plane was rescued Friday after his aircraft crashed in Falls Lake.

The plane, which took off from Lake Ridge, splashed down in the lake after takeoff.

A boater rescued the pilot, and he was brought back to a boat ramp near the airport, the Wake County Sheriff's Office said.

The pilot was not injured.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation.
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