No injuries in plane crash incident near NB airport

There were no injuries reported in what is being described as a “minor” plane crash that happened southeast of the main runway of North Battleford Cameron McIntosh Airport on Wednesday.

Both North Battleford RCMP detachment and North Battleford Fire Department confirm they responded to the airplane crash shortly before 6 p.m. that evening. The precise time of the call, according to Lindsay Holm, deputy fire chief of operations and training, was 5:56 p.m.

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North Battleford Fire sent two apparatus, including a fire engine and rescue vehicle, out at the scene.

According to Holm, there was only minor damage to the plane, and no fire or leaking fuel from the crash. The plane was described as small and most likely a single-engine plane.

“I believe the pilot did pretty well to get the plane on the ground without being injured,” Holm said.

The pilot, who was the lone occupant of the plane, had left the area by the time crews arrived. Holm reports that a brief search was conducted, but the pilot later called in to say that he had walked back to the terminal.

“It was a pretty successful outcome from the standpoint of an airplane crash,” Holm said.

No cause is known yet. The expectation is that Transport Canada will be taking over investigation of the incident.

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