Two Port Coquitlam residents escaped injury Sunday morning after the plane they were in crashed during takeoff in South Surrey.
The single-engine ‘experimental’ aircraft sustained visible damage in the crash, which occurred just before 10:30 a.m. at a private landing strip along the Serpentine River.
According to a Surrey RCMP news release, the plane dipped to the right during takeoff, catching the landing gear in some bushes at the end of the runway.
The plane then reportedly flipped upside-down, but had been righted onto its wheels with the passengers safely out by the time first responders arrived.
The Transportation Safety Board has been advised of the incident.