Five peo­ple sent to hospi­tal af­ter crash at B.C. air­port

The Western Star - - CANADA -

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.

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