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OK after plane crash

UPDATED: 4:35 P.M.

RCMP say two men aboard a small plane that crash landed in a field north of Tronson Road Wednesday afternoon are okay.

The plane was leaving the airport when it suffered engine trouble, said Cst. Richard Lausman, who was at the scene of the crash. 

The pilot tried but failed to land at the airport and took the aircraft down in a field. 

Lausman said an adult father and son were on board the plane. He could not say if they were from the Vernon area.

He said neither man suffered serious injuries.

A City of Vernon release stated the two-seater aircraft was 300 feet in the air when it experienced mechanical difficulties shortly after takeoff around 3:30 p.m.

The plane sustained damage to the landing gear and one wing upon landing.

One person suffered minor injuries. 


A small plane had to make an emergency landing near the Vernon Airport Wednesday afternoon.

The plane landed in a field north of Tronson Road about 3 p.m. 

The pilot was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after he hit his head in the landing, but was walking on his own before he was taken away.

A passenger in the plane reportedly walked away unscathed.

A fire department official on scene said the plane had tried to land on a nearby road, but vehicles forced the pilot to land in the field instead.

More details will be added as information on the cause of the emergency landing becomes available. 

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