One taken to hospital after plane crash at Metro Vancouver airport

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DELTA, B.C. — One person has been taken to hospital after a small plane crashed at Boundary Bay airport in Delta, B.C. on Saturday morning.

Delta Fire say the lone occupant was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with unspecified injuries.

The plane crashed near the airport's runway.

Battalion Chief David Eastman says fire crews dealt with a small fire that erupted in the Cessna's engine compartment.

He says he's unsure about why the plane crashed, adding that police and the Transportation Safety Board were investigating.

Eastman says it's unusual to have a crash like this at the airport.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021.

The Canadian Press