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Updated: 12/13/2013 03:40:09PM

Pilot calls in May Day

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PHOTO PROVIDED TO THE LAKE WALES NEWS


This is the aircraft that landed on Lake Hancock after engine failure.

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A Winter Haven pilot landed his plane in a lake after calling out May Day when his engine quit Friday.

According to Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports, Eric McCoy, 48, of Winter Haven successfully landed his 1946 North American Navion in Lake Hancock (between Winter Haven and Lakeland) around noon Friday after his engine failed.

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