UPDATED: Small plane crashes near Langley airport

A pilot and passenger were banged up but not seriously injured when a Cessna two-seater crashed in a field near the Langley Regional Airport Friday.

The aircraft went down when attempting a landing at around dinnertime. The aircraft apparently overshot a runway and flipped over in a field on the east side of 216th Street.

“We don’t know exactly what happened to cause the hard landing a flip over,” said Bill Yearwood, regional manager for the Transportation Safety Board.

There were two people on board, both of whom were taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. Yearwood said he believed they were later released.

Because the plane crashed off the runway, the airport was cleared to keep moving aircraft through the main runways. There was no impact on normal airport operations, said Yearwood.

The plane was a Cessna 150 build in 1966 and privately registered, said Yearwood. 

On Monday, TSB investigators were looking to interview the pilot about what he believes may have gone wrong. The pilot is typically the best witness to help investigators determine what happened, said Yearwood.

There are three typical causes of a crash: weather and the environment, mechanical failure, or pilot error.

In the case of a minor crash that caused no deaths or serious injuries, the TSB will usually run a relatively brief investigation.

Yearwood said if any systemic issues come up, such as a problem with a part that had been properly maintained, an investigation can become larger. The goal is to prevent future accidents, and if there is a mechanical problem that could tun up in other aircraft, that would be cause for widening the investigation.

Just Posted

Langley Township mulls new study on 208th Street widening

The cost may be high, warned several councillors.

Abbotsford ‘not in a foreign country,’ judge chastises lawyer

Judge addresses complaint about inconvenience of driving from Vancouver

Walking tours and drumming offer indigenous look at Langley

The Kwantlen First Nation and Fort Langley National Historic Site offer spring events.

CHAMBER WEEK: Langley offers year-round education and networking options

TONIGHT: Lunch, coffee, and dinner meetings tackle issues pertinent to a growing business community.

Surrey branch of youth mentoring program to share in $5 million

Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag announces $5 million in federal funding for youth program

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Slippery roads didn’t deter runners in the 11th annual Fort Langley marathon

PHOTOS TOO: Most registered runners and walkers came out, despite ice from overnight snowfall.

Toddler breaks leg after boot sucked into escalator at Vancouver airport

A Calgary woman is reminding parents of the dangers of escalators after her toddler’s foot was stuck in one and he broke his leg

Gone Country: Gord Bamford, Washboard Union play Surrey benefit concert this summer

Annual party in Cloverdale raises funds for cancer-related causes

Sechelt man pleads guilty to second degree murder of mother

Denise ‘Esme’ Lachance was found dead on Oct. 1, 2014 in Sechelt

Moose creates uber Canadian Olympic moment

A Calgary man shares a truly Canadian moment on Twitter of a Moose enjoying the Olympics

Lower Mainland clinic forced to close after reaching daily patient limit

Maple Ridge one of many cities ailing from shortage of physicians

B.C. drunk driver unknowingly drags snowmobiles along highway

North District RCMP stopped a driver Sunday near Prince George whose two sleds had fallen off a flat deck trailer and were being dragged along behind his truck.

Canada reacts to Cassie Sharpe’s Olympic gold

From Prime Minister Trudeau to Ryan Reynolds, congratulations abound

BCHL Today: Shorthanded scoring binge for Victoria Grizzlies and Krall named POW

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at whats going on around the league and the junior A world.

Most Read