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Plane crash lands in Grand Forks orchard, pilot injured – Abbotsford News

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The pilot of this single-engine propeller plane escaped unharmed after crashing into an orchard on Como Road on Friday, June 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Plane crashes in Grand Forks orchard, pilot injured

RCMP secured crash site, pending Transport Canada investigation

A Grand Forks pilot was rushed to hospital with minor injuries after his plane crashed near the city’s airport on Friday, June 18.

Mounted police said the pilot, a man in his 60s, lost control of his single-engine propeller plane shortly after taking off from the airport around 9 a.m. on the 5800 block of Como Road. No one else was on board when the plane crashed.

Severely shaken but largely unharmed, he then left the downed plane and reported a passing motorist, who called 911.

He complained of back pain when he was taken to hospital for observation at around 9.45 a.m., mounted police said.

Constables at the scene said they were investigating the accident, pending an investigation from Transport Canada.

The accident was likely the result of a critical engine failure, Mounties said.


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