A pilot and passenger got themselves out of the small single engine aircraft they were in after it crashed at Kamloops Airport Saturday afternoon.
Kamloops Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Bell said the plane was stopping in Kamloops en route from Scottsdale, Ariz., to Prince George. They were in Kamloops to clear Canada Customs.
While the plane was significantly damaged, the two people on board got out before firefighters arrived. Bell said there were no injuries.
He said the pilot is from B.C., but wasn't certain about the passenger.
In addition to the firefighters and equipment at the airport, 13 City firefighters and six pieces of equipment responded. Bell said some of them turned back quickly after realizing the situation was resolved.
@KamNews i just rented a car to the two pilots from the plane crash at the kamloops airport. They are fine, said a gust of wind hit them at— Brendan koshman (@BKoshman) September 22, 2013
@KamNews just the wrong time. Cool guys though glad to see they're alright.— Brendan koshman (@BKoshman) September 22, 2013