Airport firefighters were on call when a small aircraft crash landed at Fulton field Saturday afternoon.
Airport manager Fred Legace said they still beat City firefighters in response time. The airport team took a few minutes to get to the scene.
The aircraft, a Mooney M20 J, was piloted by a man from Prince George who had one passenger on board. The two were flying back to B.C. from Scottsdale, Ariz., where they’d gone golfing.
They were landing in Kamloops to clear Canada Customs. But a strong crosswind was blowing at the time and the plane didn’t make it onto the runway.
The two men were able to crawl out of the airplane and there was no fire. They were not badly injured.
Legace said the crash meant the airport was closed for a short time Saturday afternoon. No incoming flights were affected, but a few private planes were late taking off.
The Mooney was left behind to be repaired and the two golfers continued to Prince George by rental car.
Legace described the Mooney as a fairly robust aircraft.
A new building for storing the airport firefighting equipment is nearing completion.