All three passengers survive Three Hills airport plane crash

One person suffered minor injuries and two others walked away from a place crash at the Three Hills airport on Tuesday morning.

  • Jan. 30, 2013 7:00 a.m.

One person suffered minor injuries and two others walked away from a place crash at the Three Hills airport on Tuesday morning.

Three Hills RCMP said the small plane was travelling from La Crete with three people on board when it tried to land in inclement weather at the airport about 100 kilometres southeast of Red Deer.

The plane landed short of the runway, but came to rest on the runway, damaging the landing gear and left wing of the aircraft, RCMP reported.

One passenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to Three Hills with pain in his chest area. The pilot and another passenger weren’t seriously injured.

Three Hills RCMP, fire crews and EMS attended the scene to provide assistance.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and planned to attend the crash scene.

Local authorities were dealing with a fuel leak from the plane, which would have to be cleaned up to prevent any contamination.

— BLACK PRESS