Emergency personnel and others get a close look at a plane that crashed in a field on Camp River Road in Chilliwack on Sunday afternoon.

Elderly man walks away from plane crash in Chilliwack

An 85-year-old man walked away from the plane he was flying after it crashed into a field on Camp River Road on Sunday in Chilliwack.

An 85-year-old man walked away from the plane he was flying after it crashed into a field on Camp River Road on Sunday afternoon in Chilliwack.

Witness, Troy Lucas, said he saw his neighbour in his ultralight Lazair plane when it took off northbound from his own property on Camp River Road. The plane was off the ground briefly when a gust of wind picked up and pushed the aircraft eastbound into a neighbouring field.

The elderly man had gasoline in his eyes, so Lucas rushed to get water to flush his eyes out before paramedics arrived on scene.

The Lazair landed facing southbound with its nose in the ground and tail in the air.

The man was not seriously hurt and was able to walk away from the crash on his own.


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