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One person in critical condition after small plane crash in Duncan

The downed plane is a Cessna 172 similar to the one shown in this picture.
The downed plane is a Cessna 172 similar to the one shown in this picture. Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

A flying instructor and student were hurt in a small plane crashed near the Duncan airport.

North Cowichan RCMP say the plane crashed with a man and woman on board shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday. The aircraft took out several power lines in the process.

The woman was air-lifted to hospital in critical condition, but the man was transported in stable condition.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said a flying instructor and student on were on board the plane.

“Our information is at this time they’re alive; we don’t know their condition, but of course hope they’re okay,” Bill Yearwood from the TSB told Global News’ sister-station, CKNW.

The airport is currently closed while the investigation into the accident continues.

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