Plane crashed almost immediately after take off
On Sunday, April 15, Manning Emergency Services were called to the scene of a downed aircraft, southeast of Manning.
The crash occurred at just after 6 p.m., on Sunday. Manning RCMP, EMS and Fire Department all responded to the scene, about 26 Kilometres southeast of Manning, in the Sunny Valley area.
When crews arrived, they found two men inside the small, single engine, two passenger plane. The plane was an amateur built aeroplane aircraft that was owned by the pilot.
Sergeant Patricia Neely of the RCMP says “The two male occupants of the aircraft suffered significant injuries, and were initially transported to the Manning Health Center before being transferred by air ambulance to hospitals in Edmonton”.
The passenger of the plane has been released from hospital, while the pilot remains in an Edmonton hospital.
The identity of the two men is not being released at this time and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.