WESTLOCK - Four people, including a 60-year-old man who was airlifted via STARS Air Ambulance to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, were injured following a Sunday-morning plane crash at the Westlock Municipal Airport.
Westlock RCMP, as well as fire and EMS crews, were called at 11:10 a.m., Oct. 10, when a plane carrying four passengers flipped and sustained serious damage. On scene, debris from the flipped aircraft was strewn on the south side of the runway.
RCMP report there is no information on the severity of the injuries to the occupants — three were transported by ground ambulance to hospital, while the fourth was transported via STARS.
Transport Canada officials arrived at the crash site around 3:30 p.m. to begin their investigation. In the initial news release, RCMP say the cause of the crash is unknown and still under investigation.
This is the second plane crash at the Westlock Municipal Airport in the past six weeks. Just after 11 a.m., Aug. 30, a 78-year-old Victoria, B.C. man crashed his ultralight aircraft into a south-side hangar at the airport. Although he was able to walk away from the scene, he was immediately taken into care and transported to an Edmonton-area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.