Iceman Posted August 10, 2005 Report Share Posted August 10, 2005 Two dead after plane crashes near Olds By BILL LAYE, Calgary Sun Two people are dead after the crash of a small plane near Olds, 70 km north of Calgary, last night. RCMP spokeswoman Const. Kerry Doran said the four-seater aircraft was last heard from around 8:30 p.m. when it was being tracked by radar flying west of Olds. "The last time they had it on radar it was at 20,000 feet and falling fast," said Doran. The two occupants died on impact, after the plane crashed in a farmer's field east of Hwy. 22 about 80 km northwest of Calgary. Further details on their identities or where they were flying to were unavailable by press time. STARS air ambulance was called in to help search for the aircraft, reportedly a Lancair kit plane, after air traffic controllers noticed it went off the radar but its emergency locater beam didn't go off. The Calgary-based helicopter crew were first on the scene, but due to its remoteness ground rescuers were having difficulty finding the crash scene, said STARS spokesman Lance Stephenson. "STARS left our medical crew on the ground, went up and guided the ground crews in ... so it was truly a co-ordination of all the emergency services," Stephenson said, adding a WestJet plane in the area relayed messages from the chopper to air traffic controllers in Edmonton. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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