Engine failure causes emergency landing near Vernon airport
Vernon — Two people have managed to escape without injury after a crash landing in a field north of Vernon’s airport.
Vernon’s fire captain, Chris Robinson, says the private plane took off around 3:00 p.m. and experienced an engine failure shortly after.
“The pilot landed in the field just next to the airport. There was just a bit of damage to the plane,” says Robinson.
The City of Vernon says the plane sustained damage to the landing gear and wing.
Cpl. Spencer Hornoi with the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP says the pilot and passenger did not require emergency services.