A Sudbury man is recovering Wednesday morning after his small plane crashed and sank into Lake Winnipesaukee.
Officials found the pilot in the water holding on to the plane when they responded to the crash Tuesday afternoon. He told investigators he was checking ice conditions on the lake when the plane's pontoon clipped the water causing him to crash. He said he misjudged his elevation.
Vadim Gayshan, 59, suffered from cold water immersion and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was the only occupant of the plane.
Gayshan said that he has 13 years of experience, two of which are specific to seaplanes.
Crews are working on a plan to get the plane out of the lake, which is currently submerged in about 105 feet of water.
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