Plane Crashes at Russell Airport, Three People Sent to Hospital

RCMP Crest LogoThree people escaped with non-life threatening injuries after a plane crashed at the Russell Airport on Sunday.

The Cessna Model 182P was found overturned about half a kilometre south of the runway when police arrived on scene at 9:30 a.m. There was no smoke or fire involved, but police say it appears the pilot had difficulties taking off.

The 61-year-old man piloting the plane, along with a 56-year-old woman and 83-year-old woman, were taken to a local hospital. All three were from the Miniota area.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating, but the matter isn’t being considered criminal in nature.