A reported plane crash near Dewberry on Highway 640 has sent one man to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Yesterday, June 6, at 7:55 p.m. the Vermillion RCMP received a report of a small plane having crash landed in a slough near Highway 640 between Range Road 45 and Range Road 50. Dewberry Fire and Rescue and Clandonald Fire attended the scene after a Voyent Alert was issued. The Director, Deputy Director of Emergency Management, EMS and RCMP also attended the scene. County Peace Officers and other Protective Services staff, were advised and available if required.
Upon arrival, a small single engine Cessna plane was located with the lone pilot, a 65-year-old male from Clandonald, trapped in the plane with injuries. The plane had sustained damages to the wing and body. Vermillion River County Rescue were able to extricate the pilot who was taken to the hospital for treatment and then air lifted by STARS to an Edmonton hospital for further treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The RCMP say that early indications are that the pilot attempted to land on a private airstrip and the aircraft wing hit a tree on the downwards path causing difficulties with the landing.
The transportation Safety Board will be conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash. An RCMP Collision Reconstructionist attended the scene.
No further updates are anticipated.