Updated: A vintage plane has crashed at the Abbotsford Airshow

Witness says the plane appeared to be taking off before nosediving to the ground

This article has been updated since it was initially posted.

An woman who attended to Abbotsford Airshow told the Courier her and her friends were waiting for traffic to subside following the end of the Abbotsford International Airshow, when the the vintage plane appeared to be attempting to take off when it suddenly nosedived and hit the ground front first.

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A small plane has crashed at the Abbotsford International Airshow, Aug. 11.

June Stafford, an employee of Glacier Media, said several ambulances are on the ground and it's believed that besides the pilot and co-pilot that there were some passengers onboard, but no one was able to confirm that at this time

The Courier will update this story as information becomes available.

The Abbotsford Airshow said in a statement on its Facebook page that a passenger flight operated by a museum crashed and five people onboard were transported to hospital suffering from various injuries.

 

 

 

 

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