An airplane similar to this one crash-landed in a parking lot in Nelson B.C., injuring two occupants. (Washington State Patrol)

Two injured after plane crashes in interior B.C. parking lot

NELSON, B.C. — Two people were injured after a plane crashed and ended up in a grocery store parking lot in Nelson, B.C., on Monday morning.

Nelson Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Michael Daloise says the plane left the airport’s runway and crashed through a fence before coming to a rest in the parking lot of the Real Canadian Wholesale Club.

He says the two-seater airplane was leaking fuel, which crews managed to contain, but otherwise did not cause much damage in the normally busy parking lot.

Daloise says the department has responded previously to calls for crashed airplanes, but this is the first time he’s responded to one outside of the airport’s property.

Two people, a man and a woman, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The Transportation Safety Board and the Nelson Police Department are investigating.

This report was first published by the Canadian Press on Aug. 3, 2020.

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