Date & Time: May 10, 2016 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip in Lumby, the airplane suffered engine problems. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in flames in a prairie located 300 feet from a house. All three occupants were able to escape and were uninjured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire. The pilot and both passengers were en route to the south of the province when the mishap occurred.