July 15, 2014 3:43 am
Updated: July 15, 2014 5:54 am

Model airplane crashes into a Surrey commercial building


There was a major call-out in Surrey Monday evening after a model airplane crashed into the roof a commercial building.

The crash happened late in the afternoon at an industrial park on 33 avenue and 192 street in Surrey, but it wasn’t until almost four hours later that the fire was sparked.

“I took off and it looked all good,” says pilot Paul Freeman, “and then I got all dizzy and lifted my goggles and I could no longer see the aircraft.”

It’s not the first time a model airplane has crashed into a building in this area.

“The plane had crashed earlier and its happened here before,” says Surrey Battalion Chief  Tom Morgan, “the on-site people will go up and get it if its good and safe but tonight they weren’t able to.”

Fire investigators believe the batteries from the model plane may have ignited the blaze, which caused significant damage to the building.

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