Two people walk away after float plane crashes in Nova Scotia woods

RCMP say two people were able to safely walk away from the crash of a small plane in woods on Nova Scotia's south shore.

Cpl. Dal Hutchinson says the Cessna float plane went down near Italy Cross Road in Lunenburg County around 12:30 p.m. local time today after experiencing problems shortly after taking off from a nearby lake.

Hutchinson says there's no word yet on what caused the aircraft to go down in a heavily wooded area.

He says the pilot and the passenger were treated for their injuries at the scene and released.

Hutchinson says emergency responders were removing fuel from the plane.

He says the Transportation Safety Board has been contacted.