A single-engine plane that was attempting to land in Lake Ashby flipped over around 8:26 a.m. Saturday, according to Volusia County officials.

The accident happened near Boy Scout Camp Road and Lake Ashby Road, in New Smyrna Beach.

Officials called it a "hard landing," not a crash.

David Baldwin, 57, and his wife, Diana, took off from Spruce Creek Fly-In, where they departed from Saturday morning. The 1977 Cessna 185F was equipped with amphibious floats.

David Baldwin was attempting to land the plane on the lake, but he didn't realize that the landing gear wasn't fully recessed. That caused the plane to nosedive into the water and then flip upside down and submerge in the lake. Only the floats were visible above the water line.'

Both David and Diana Baldwin were able to exit the plane uninjured. They were picked up by a passing boater and were taken to shore.

The Federal Aviation Administration was scheduled to arrive Monday to investigate the incident.