Pilot sent to hospital after plane goes down in the Westside Road area

Parachutist hitting a Vernon house is also under investigation

A downed airplane has been found on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

At about 9 p.m., the small plane was located in the Six Mile Creek area.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria reports that the occupant of the plane was conscious and airlifted to hospital with undetermined injuries.

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Emergency crews are currently converging on the west side of Okanagan Lake after receiving reports of a downed aircraft.

“We have reports but we can’t confirm them,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson, at just before 8 p.m. Monday.

“Our people our out searching with Forestry personnel.”

The search is taking place in the Six Mile Creek area off Westside Road.

Earlier in the day, a man preparing to land his parachute at the Vernon Airport went off course at about 4 p.m. and struck a house just south of the airport.

The man was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.