2 injured after plane crashes near Campbell River

2 injured after plane crashes near Campbell River
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Campbell River is pictured in this file photo.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a plane crashed near Campbell River on Wednesday morning.

The TSB says the privately registered de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited DHC-2 (Beaver) crashed about 18 kilometres southwest of the Campbell River Airport near Wolf Lake.

The Comox Valley RCMP responded to the crash, alongside a Royal Canadian Air Force search and rescue helicopter.

Two people onboard the plane were airlifted to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to RCMP.

The TSB described the injuries as “minor” in a statement early Thursday.

The owner of Sealand Aviation in Campbell River, Bill Alder, confirmed Thursday that the plane was one of his.

“It was a good day,” he said. “Nobody was hurt.”

Mounties say they are working with the TSB to determine the cause of the crash.

“The TSB has since deployed an investigator to the scene and we will be collecting information, assessing the scene and decide as to whether we will launch a full investigation into the occurrence,” said the safety board.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.

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