Pilot in hospital after plane crash in Wetaskiwin
Published Saturday, August 4, 2012 5:48PM MDT Last Updated Sunday, August 5, 2012 10:49AM MDT
A pilot is in hospital after a plane crash in Wetaskiwin Saturday.
Officials tell CTV News the crash happened around 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wetaskiwin Regional Airport during takeoff.
The lone pilot involved in the crash was taken to hospital. He is listed as in stable condition.
The aircraft involved was an interstate cadet also known as the "jelly belly" plane.
The Wetaskiwin Air Show is taking place this weekend but officials say the crash occurred after the show had wrapped up for the day.
"After the conclusion of the airshow some planes started taking off and unfortunately after the show one of the pilots lost his engine and the plane hit the ground," said Dean Billingsley with the Wetaskiwin Airshow Society.
Wetaskiwin is located about 70 kilometres south of Edmonton.