UPDATE: Pilot in critical condition after Osoyoos plane crash

The 46-year-old pilot of the plane that crashed on an Osoyoos highway Tuesday is in critical condition in a Vancouver hospital.

The pilot of the small Beechfraft, single-engine plane that crashed on Highway 97 in Osoyoos on Tuesday is in critical condition in a Vancouver hospital.

The 46-year-old pilot suffered extensive burns on most of his body police said, however he was able to get himself out of the wreckage after initial reports suggest the plane lost power and attempted an emergency landing on the highway.

The pilot was the sole occupant of the vehicle which was heading from Oliver to Boundary. While attempting the emergency landing, the aircraft caught its wing on the rear of a semi trailer hitting the ground and sliding into a telephone pole where the plane burst into flames.

The investigation has been turned over to the Transportation Safety Board who are deploying a team of investigators to Osoyoos to asses the occurrence.

 

Penticton Western News