Five people sent to hospital after crash at B.C. airport
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Five people are in hospital, including one in critical condition, after a 1930’s era biplane crashed during take off Saturday at the Abbotsford International Airport in British Columbia. Jadene Mah, a spokesperson for the Abbotsford International Airshow, said in an email to The Canadian Press that the vintage aircraft had a pilot and four passengers on board when it crashed on the runway at 5:30 p.m., shortly after the show had ended. Mah said all five were transported to hospital by both road and air - one in critical condition, one serious and the others with non-life threatening injuries.
Mah noted that because the airshow had just wrapped up for the day, emergency resources were still in place and able to respond immediately.