A float plane crash near Puslinch Lake has left one man dead an another in hospital.  Cambridge Fire confirmed to 570 News early Thursday afternoon that a plane had crashed near Puslinch Lake in Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Director of EMS John Prno tells 570 News that two people were in the aircraft when it crashed and one has been transported to hospital.

OPP have now confirmed to 570 News that one of the occupants of the plane has died.

OPP Inspector Scott Lawson tells 570 News that the occupants of the plane are both male and that the Transportation Safety Board is now on scene conducting their investigation. 

An official with the Transportation Safety Board tells 570 News it was a Cessna 172 on floats that crash and that the accident happened on take off. The official also says the aircraft hit trees then hydro lines before hitting the ground.

“Roger” witnessed the situation as it unfolded and tells 570 News that he was watching “…sea planes go up and down all afternoon kind of just practicing their take-offs and landings…”

Later, he added that one of the planes had trouble with a take off and “lost altitude and just went over the tree tops and crashed into basically the front yard / back yard of a cottage.”

Stay with 570 News for more information as it becomes available.