2 people taken to hospital after plane overshoots runway at Altona Airport
Police said the 70-year-old pilot and a 65-year-old passenger were transported to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a plane overshot the runway in Altona, Man. on Aug. 20, 2012. (image courtesy RCMP)
Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:42AM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:59AM CST
Emergency crews and RCMP were called out after a plane overshot the runway at the Altona Airport in the RM of Rhineland on Aug. 20.
A Piper aircraft had tried to land on a grass landing strip at the airport around 8:30 p.m.
It continued travelling after touching down on the landing strip before coming to an abrupt stop in a drainage ditch near the far west side of the runway, said RCMP.
The 70-year-old pilot and a 65-year-old passenger were transported to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, said RCMP.
Alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash.
RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate the cause of the incident.