Another Air-Craft Crash In Southern Alberta - This One Sends Occupants To Hospital
CLARESHOLM: The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the second air crash in our
region in less than 2-weeks.
A single-engine Piper Warrior went down shortly
after 4 p-m Monday, in a wooded area of the Porcupine Hills, about 30 kilometres west of
According to Claresholm RCMP, the plane was rented from the Excel Flight Centre in Lethbridge for a "joy ride" over the area. In the course of a flight over Claresholm, the plane lost altitude and the pilot couldn't pull out. The pilot and two passengers were
taken to hospital. One passenger was transported by air ambulance to Calgary while the other two people were sent to Claresholm hospital. RCMP are
withholding names and the condition of those on board has not been
On August 26th, a chopper owned by Mustang helicopters of Blackfalds, was
transporting forestry workers when it developed mechanical failure on landing.
The pilot over-shot the landing pad and the helicopter came down on its right
side70-kilometres north of Coleman at the The Gap forestry fire base along
Fortunately, the pilot and four-passengers were treated for only minor
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 at 3/8/2014 9:54:15 AM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News