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More Evidence that Planes Skim Lake Powell

More Evidence that Planes Skim Lake Powell



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(KSL News) -- There's new evidence tonight that airplane pilots have been "skimming" at Lake Powell.

Last night we told you about a man who saw several planes fly low over the lake last week. He said two of the planes dropped close to the surface and one dragged its landing gear in the water for a long distance.

Well now we have photos of what appears to be a similar incident from 2006. A sequence of photos on a pilot website called supercub.org appears to show at least one plane skimming its wheels in the water.

More Evidence that Planes Skim Lake Powell

The National Park Service says it's nothing more than reckless flying.

Kevin Schneider, of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, said "Skimming would be a very illegal activity here at Glen Canyon National Recreation area. It would be illegal to try to land on the lake for the purpose of doing some things that's acrobatic flying."

Other photos on the Web site show planes skimming on what appears to be the Green River in Eastern Utah.

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