Monday, February 13, 2012

Bathurst plane crash under review: No one injured when two-seater swerved into snowbank

Transport Canada is investigating after a two-seater plane crashed at the Bathurst Regional Airport on Friday about 5 p.m.

No major injuries were reported.

The pilot of the Diamond aircraft from the Moncton Flight College was practising touch-and-go techniques on the runway when the crash occurred, airport executive director Jennifer Henry stated in a news release.

The pilot told police when he applied the brakes, the aircraft swerved into a snowbank along the landing strip.

Emergency responders were on site within minutes, said Henry.

Airport staff quickly implemented the airport’s emergency procedures and contacted 911, she said.

“I am extremely proud of the airport’s staff reactions and discipline during this incident,” said Henry.

“The proper procedures and protocols were followed and executed very well. We are all very thankful that no one was hurt.”

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