Small plane crashes near Lumby

By Pete McIntyre
May 10, 2016 - 11:23am Updated: May 10, 2016 - 12:35pm

LUMBY, B.C. — A small plane has crashed and caught fire in a rural area near Lumby.

The plane went down in a field around 11 this morning in the 600 block of Mabel Lake Road, near a home.

Three people were on board, and they all got out.

The plane ended up about 300 feet from a house.

Dave Fletcher of Vernon was working on a house at the time, and saw the crash.

"They came down, and they were pretty close to the house I was working at. The guy landed it in the field right beside the creek and there was an instant explosion, but the three guys got out of it and they are all walking and they are alive," Fletcher told our affiliate Kiss FM.

RCMP Corporal Joe Leeson says there were no serious injuries.

"The passengers are all out with minor injuries. Police and fire are on scene, and Transport Canada is being advised," says Leeson.

Fletcher says the plane sounded like it was having serious engine trouble before it crashed.

It's not known where the plane, or the occupants, were from.

The Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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