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Engine failure causes emergency landing near Vernon airport

A small two-passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing near Vernon's airport.
A small two-passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing near Vernon's airport. Courtesy: Julia Lenton

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.

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A small two-passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing near Vernon's airport. Courtesy: Julia Lenton
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