It has been confirmed that a 42-year-old man was found deceased at the scene following a plane crash on an airstrip at the Flying U Guest Ranch on North Green Lake before noon Thursday.
The pilot, a 74-year-old man, was airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops in serious condition.
Bill Yearwood of the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) says the small private aircraft crashed while landing on the airstrip.
TSB is waiting to interview the pilot, but due to the extent of the injures, this will not happen anytime soon, he said.
“We are waiting for the police, for some more information. We are assessing the occurrence. It is a landing accident; lost control during landing.”
Sunset View Green Lake park operator Peter Mayr heard the plane come down before the crash.
“I heard these two loud bangs like backfire. I ran to the beach to see the plane and heard one more backfire before it crashed.”
100 Mile House Fire Rescue fire chief Roger Hollander says they got a call out at 11:50 a.m. and responded with one vehicle to the crash site.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.