Small aircraft skids off runway

Emergency workers have cleared the scene at the Salmon Arm Airport

  • Sep. 29, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Update: Friday, Sept. 29 at 11:52 a.m.

While initial reports came in regarding a helicopter crash, it appears a small fixed-wing plane was involved in a mishap at the Salmon Arm Airport.

An Observer reporter on the scene says witnesses are indicating a small, fixed-wing aircraft skidded off the runway.

Two people were on board, but it appears no one was hurt. The plane was landing at the time of the incident.

There is substantial damage to the plane, although it is still upright. The plane is a small home-built aircraft, believed to be out of Edmonton.

Fire crews and BC ambulance paramedics have left the scene.

Original story

Emergency crews have been called to the Salmon Arm Airport with a report of a helicopter crash.

Fire and ambulance have been paged out in response to the call, which came in at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29.

Initial reports are saying there were two people in the aircraft.

The Observer is sending a reporter to the scene and we will update as information becomes available.

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