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Small plane crashes at the Langley airport, no reports of injuries

Sept. 8, 2008, Langley, B.C. - A 51-year-old Surrey man and his 82-year-old father have survived a plane crash near Langley airport with minor injuries.


September 8, 2008
By The Canadian Press

Sept. 8, 2008, Langley, B.C. – A 51-year-old Surrey man and his 82-year-old
father have survived a plane crash near Langley airport with minor
injuries.
The refitted 1937 Fairchild F24 crashed in a field Sunday
afternoon.

RCMP Cpl. Peter Thiessen said the pilot was experience.
The plan experienced mechanical problems immediately after taking
off and when the pilot tried to return the airport, he clipped the
tops of several trees across from a residential and commercial area.
The plane fell directly to the ground, landing right side up on
its landing gear, shearing off part of the wings.

The body and fuel
tanks were not punctured and the plane did not catch on fire.
Thiessen said “Had the aircraft hit the ground 100 yards either
way the result would have been catastrophic.''

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