Updated: Pilot survives plane crash in Glacier National Park

The plane crash happened near the Rogers Pass summit on Tuesday

A pilot survived after his vintage bi-plane crashed in Glacier National Park on Tuesday.

The pilot took off from Revelstoke in his Boeing A75N1 bi-plane and crashed as he was flying through Glacier National Park on Tuesday morning, said Shelley Bird, a spokesperson for Parks Canada.

A highway contractor saw the crash and notified Parks Canada’s visitor safety team. Fortunately, the pilot was able to walk away from the crash and down to the highway, where he was met by the contractor. Paramedics then showed up and took the pilot to a hospital in Golden.

The plane crashed near the summit of Rogers Pass but Bird would not reveal the exact location in order to deter people from stopping on the highway to look for it.

A spill response team was sent to the site to deal with a small fuel leak, said Bird. “Parks Canada is going to monitor the site to make sure a full clean up takes place,” she added.

The RCMP attended the scene to investigate the crash.

The identity of the pilot and his destination is not yet known.

The plane was a vintage model that was in production in the 1930s and 1940s.

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