Plane Carrying 4 People Crashes at Westlock Regional Airport North of Edmonton | The Canadian News

Emergency crews responded to Westlock Regional Airport Sunday morning after a plane carrying four people crashed at the airport north of Edmonton.

RCMP said officers, emergency medical services and firefighters responded to the airport around 11:10 a.m. after a plane capsized and sustained serious damage.

Three of the plane’s occupants were transported by ground ambulance to the hospital, and RCMP said the status of the fourth person was not known as of noon.

RCMP said there was no information on the severity of occupant injuries, however STARS Air Ambulance responded to the Westlock area.

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Transport Canada has been notified and will take the lead in the investigation, police said, adding that the cause of the accident is unknown and is still under investigation.

Second Alberta plane crash in one day

The Westlock incident came less than a day after a fatal plane crash in central Alberta claimed the life of one man and sent another to the hospital with serious injuries.

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One man killed and another seriously injured in a plane crash in Lacombe County in central Alberta

That accident involving a member of the Lacombe Flying Club happened on Saturday afternoon.

Officers arrived in a rural area east of Lacombe and found that the pilot had died. STARS transported a man who was a passenger to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton in critical condition.

The Transportation Safety Board has deployed a team of investigators to the Lacombe County scene. The cause of that accident is not yet known.

In August, another accident at Westlock airport sent a pilot to hospital with serious injuries.

Police said that in that incident, a pilot was practicing high-speed taxis when the plane took to air, causing the nose of the plane to enter a hangar.

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Westlock Airport is about 75 miles north of Edmonton.

An ultralight plane crashed into a hangar at Westlock Regional Airport on Monday, Aug.30, 2021.

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