A Surrey pilot is in hospital after crashing on Highway 97 Tuesday.

Surrey pilot injured in Osoyoos crash

Pilot suffers severe burns after plane crash-lands on Highway 97.

A Surrey man is in hospital with extensive burns following a single-engine plane crash in Osoyoos Tuesday.

The 46-year-old pilot – whose identity has not been officially released – was the sole occupant of a small Beechcraft, single-engine plane that crashed on Highway 97 just before 5 p.m. July 7.

According to RCMP, the pilot – on route from Oliver to Boundary Bay – attempted an emergency landing after the plane lost power, catching the wing on the rear of a semi-trailer that was travelling northbound on the highway.

The plane hit the ground, slid into a telephone pole and burst into flames.

Witnesses told RCMP the pilot was able to escape the wreckage, but suffered severe burns to the majority of his body. He was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition as of Thursday morning.

The crash is now being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board.

 

 

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