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UPDATE: Pilot and passenger walk away from Kamloops plane crash

The pilot and passenger walked away from a plane crash Saturday afternoon at the Kamloops Airport.
September 21, 2013 - 5:16 PM

UPDATE: 5:12 p.m., Sept. 21, 2013

It was likely a gust of wind that crashed a small plane at the Kamloops Airport Saturday afternoon.

Both the pilot and the passenger walked away from the wreckage of the crash at about 4:08 p.m. They were uninjured.

The single engine plane was pushed off the runway into the grassy infield area at the airport.

“There was no fire,” according to Kamloops Fire acting assistant chief Jeff Bell. “There is significant damage to the plane though.”

The private plane was flying from Scottsdale, Arizona to Prince George. They landed in Kamloops to go through customs.

Both Kamloops Fire Rescue and the airport fire department responded, along with B.C. Ambulance and the RCMP.

The Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.

A small single engine plane crashed at the Kamloops Airport Saturday afternoon.
A small single engine plane crashed at the Kamloops Airport Saturday afternoon.

 

UPDATE: 4:55 p.m., Sept. 21, 2013

KAMLOOPS - A small plane crashed at the Kamloops Airport this afternoon.

Two people were on board the Cessna when crashed while landing.

The gusty wind caught a wing. The plane’s landing gear collapsed.

Both the pilot and the passenger weren’t badly hurt.

There wasn’t fire.

The airport is closed until the wreckage can be moved off the runway.

So far, no Westjet or Air Canada flights arriving or departing have been delayed.

To contact the reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call 250-819-3723.

 

4:16 p.m., Sept. 21, 2013

KAMLOOPS - Fire crews have been called to the Kamloops Airport for a plane crash.

There are reports the plane that crashed is a small Cessna and two people were on board.

No word on the condition of the people on the plane.

More to come.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2013
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