Agencies advised of crash

Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board have been notified of Wednesday afternoon's crash of a light plane in a field north of Tronson Road.

“Both agencies were notified immediately after the accident,” said Patti Bridal, a city spokesperson. “It is up to them if they want to investigate.”

Both men in the two-seater aircraft, a father and son, were able to escape with only minor injuries.

A City of Vernon release stated the plane was 300 feet in the air when it experienced mechanical difficulties shortly after takeoff from Vernon Airport, about 3:30 p.m.

An RCMP officer at the scene said the pilot blamed the accident on engine failure.

"We are aware of the accident and are gathering information, but we did not deploy (to the area)," said Roxanne Daoust, spokesperson for the TSB. "We will use the information." 

An airport spokesperson said the pilot of the downed craft was experienced and able to bring the plane down without loss of life.


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