UPDATE: Two people hurt in small plane crash at Salmon Arm airport: TSB

UPDATE: Salmon Arm RCMP attributed Tuesday morning’s small plane crash to a lack of power.

According to police, the single-engine Cessna was on its final approach when the pilot reported the engine had stopped.

As a result, the privately registered plane crashed at the north end of the runway, just short of the asphalt.

Police said on board the Cessna 177 were the owner and pilot, a 71-year-old man from Alberta, and his wife, 73.

Police added that both suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, but had to be treated in interior hospitals.

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Two people were injured when a small plane crashed at Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm, B.C., on Tuesday morning.

Rescue crews rushed to the scene, including members of the Salmon Arm Fire Department, who said the crash happened around 9 a.m.

The fire department told Global News the single-engine plane crashed just short of runway’s north end and sustained significant damage, but no fire occurred.


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Meanwhile, the Transportation Safety Board told CFJC and Global News that the incident happened just before 9 a.m., and that two people were on board.

The TSB also said the plane landed short of the runway and crashed.

The fire department said it assisted BC Ambulance regarding the plane’s two occupants.

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It’s unknown what injuries the two occupants suffered, though the fire department said a medivac was brought in for one person.

Salmon Arm RCMP believe the injuries were non-life threatening in nature.

“There’s damage to the aircraft and the emergency crew responded on the runway,” TSB Pacific Regional manager Yanick Sarazin told CFJC.

“We are going to do what we call a Class 5 investigation, which we’re going to gather some data and do some analysis, but we’re actually not going to be physically on site.”

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