Plane crashes in rural Lumby

Three men from the Lumby area suffered only minor cuts and scrapes following a plane crash north of the village Tuesday morning

Three men from the Lumby area suffered only minor cuts and scrapes following a plane crash north of the village Tuesday morning.

A small single-engine de Havilland Beaver float plane crashed on private property on Mabel Lake Road at around 10:45 a.m.

It went down shortly after taking off from a neighbouring private airstrip.

“All three occupants were able to scramble to safety before the plane became fully engulfed in flames,” said Cpl. Trevor Tribes with the Lumby RCMP detachment.

The three men are all in their 50s, and it is not known if they were on a business or pleasure trip.

The pilot is the owner of the plane.

“He is an experienced pilot with lots of hours flown in that plane,” said Tribes. “He has been fully cooperative with us.”

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The case has been turned over to the Transportation Safety Board with the Lumby RCMP offering any help they can with the investigation.

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Emergency officials are on scene of a plane crash in rural Lumby.

The small plane came down in the 600 block of Mabel Lake Road Tuesday morning.

The RCMP report that three people survived the crash but it’s not known if there were any injuries.

More details will be posted as they become avalable.