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Four people hurt after plane skids off runway at Abbotsford Airport

Last Updated Feb 23, 2018 at 3:02 pm PDT

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Charter flight crashed in a field near the airport in Abbotsford

ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – Some scary moments for people on a charter flight in the Fraser Valley today.

An aircraft with 10 people aboard has skidded off an airport runway in Abbotsford.

Airport general manager Parm Sidhu says efforts are underway to confirm what happened but no one was seriously hurt.
Sidhu says two people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, two had minor injuries and the remaining six aboard were not hurt.

The airport says in a statement that the plane was a King Air twin-engine aircraft.

A snowfall warning was issued Friday for the airport area in the Fraser Valley and the forecast calls for up to 20 centimetres of snow, but it’s unclear if weather was a factor in the incident.

The Transportation Safety Board has been called in to investigate.

“The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability,” says the agency in a statement.