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Float plane crashes in Okanagan Lake, non-life threatening injuries sustained

A float plane flipped over in Okanagan Lake during its landing.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)
June 24, 2019 - 7:52 PM

WEST KELOWNA -  Two men were injured Monday night after the small float plane they were in overturned during a water landing.

West Kelowna RCMP responded June 24 at 4:56 p.m., to a report received of an overturned float plane just off the shore of Okanagan Lake, near Sunnyside Road in West Kelowna.

The pilot, a 72-year-old Alberta man and his lone passenger, a 59-year-old man, were transported to area hospital by BC Emergency Health Services for medical treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening in nature.

“The crash is not being considered criminal in nature at this time,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna Regional RCMP Detachment, in a press release.

“As such, RCMP have since notified, and continue to support the Transportation Safety Board of Canada who have launched an investigation into the aviation incident.”

The small private aircraft has been recovered and secured by officials.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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