Plane flips near Red Deer airport
Area resident Joseph White was going to work Saturday when he saw an ‘unusual sight’ and snapped a picture.
According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, a pilot taking two passengers on a pleasure flight over the area had to make an emergency landing in a farm field about one km south of the Red Deer Airport.
The engine of the small plane, rented from Skywings Aviation, began losing power shortly after a 5:45 p.m. take-off from the airport.
The aircraft glided downward and nosed over after landing in soft snow. There were only minor injuries, but the Transportation Safety Board will look into why the engine failed.