Firefights hose off the engine of a light plane that crashed in a field near Young Road on Fairfield Island in Chilliwack on Thursday. Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Chilliwack plane crash injures two

Two people were taken to hospital after their light plane crash-landed in a field just off Young Road on Fairfield Island, Thursday.

Two people were taken to hospital after their light plane crash-landed in a field just off Young Road on Fairfield Island, Thursday.

Their injuries were reportedly minor.

The plane went down at around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses said the plane appeared to have lost power and glided to the ground.

“I was on my back porch, and I could see a plane coming down that didn’t seem to have any power,” said Ken Ingham, who lives on nearby Camrose Avenue. “It was really quiet, and all I heard was the wind going by. I kept expecting the engines to kick in, and I lost sight of it as it went behind the trees. My neighbor started up a power saw, so I never heard the impact. All I heard next was sirens. Lots of sirens.”

The plane came to rest in a field about a 100 metres from nearby homes.

Firefighters and emergency responders were on the scene within minutes.

Transport Canada is now investigating.

Watch for more information as it becomes available.

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