Air ambulance lands near plane crash at Salmon Arm airport on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Air ambulance lands near plane crash at Salmon Arm airport on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Elderly couple injured in plane crash at Salmon Arm airport

Emergency crews on scene

Salmon Arm emergency crews are responding to a plane crash at the Salmon Arm airport which sent the two elderly occupants to hospital.

At approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, Salmon Arm Fire Department and Salmon Arm Search and Rescue were called to a plane crash at the north end of a runway at the Salmon Arm airport.

Fire crews have left the scene, one ambulance and one air ambulance remain. One of the two elderly occupants of the plane was transported to hospital by ambulance in stable condition, the other was transported by air ambulance in serious condition.

Brad Shirley, fire chief for the Salmon Arm Fire Department says it appears the plane fell a bit short of the runway.


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Salmon Arm emergency crews respond to plane crash at north end of runway at Salmon Arm airport. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm emergency crews respond to plane crash at north end of runway at Salmon Arm airport. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

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