Crash of small plane leaves two people in southern Alberta hospital

COALDALE — Two men were sent to hospital with serious injuries Monday after their ultra light plane crashed near Coaldale in southern Alberta.

COALDALE — Two men were sent to hospital with serious injuries Monday after their ultra light plane crashed near Coaldale in southern Alberta.

The craft was performing touch-and-go landing exercises in the moments before the plane came crashing down in a field about 7 a.m., say witnesses.

Officials say that the plane was being flown by a flight instructor and a student and that the student was in control at the time.

Emergency crews said the plane hit the ground with significant impact.

“When I arrived on scene I found two occupants of the plane laying on the ground beside the plane — one crawled out on his own, the other was helped out by the landowner,” said Coaldale Fire Chief Andy Van Rijn.

No names have been released and the crash is under investigation.

Coaldale is about 200 kilometres southeast of Calgary.

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