BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Saturday say it’s nothing short of incredible that four passengers survived after their small plane made an emergency landing into Big Bear Lake.READ MORE: Rakell, Stolarz Help Ducks End Skid In 4-0 Win Over Senators
FAA Communications Specialist Allen Kenitzer said the Beech A36 Bonanza lost engine power and plowed into shallow water. The aircraft landed upside down around 10:40 a.m. near the lake’s south shoreline.
Local authorities reported that the four passengers managed to swim to shore with only minor injuries.READ MORE: Lakers F LeBron James Fined $15,000 For "Obscene Gesture"
Officials at Big Bear Airport told CBSLA that the small plane made a call inbound but lost altitude and was unable to make it to the runway.
Cynthia Bachman, a spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, said deputies are investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: Black Friday Safety: More 'Smash-And-Grab' Robberies Prompt Increase In Mall Security, Pleas To Be Aware While Shopping
No further information was made available.