Fishermen help pilot after aircraft crashes into Le Sueur County lake

Photos from our chopper show the aircraft half submerged in Clear Lake. (FOX 9)

Fishermen came to the rescue of a pilot after his powered hang glider aircraft crashed into a lake in Le Sueur County on Wednesday.

Deputies were called to Clear Lake in Lexington Township for the crash just before 2 p.m.

At the lake, police say they found the only person on the aircraft, the 60-year-old pilot, was out of the aircraft with some help from nearby fishermen. The pilot was airlifted to a hospital for treatment for his injuries but was expected to survive, deputies said.

Investigators say the man was flying a powered hang glider with pontoon floats on the bottom that allowed him to take off and land in the lake.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.