(Plane crash/Saanich Fire - Twitter)

Saanich fire department says there were no injuries after a small aircraft crashed in a field Tuesday morning.

Authorities are investigating the plane crash that occurred just before 9 a.m. on February 18th in a rural field in the Blenkinsop Valley area.

Witness reports say the Cessna was seen flying low over the Gordon Head area, with smoke coming from the plane before a piece fell off.

Saanich Fire stated that two passengers (pilot and passenger) aboard the aircraft were able to extricate themselves from the plane and did not suffer serious injuries.

Fire Chief Dan Wood added that as of 9:40 a.m., the plane has been stabilized and the area is safe to attend.

โ€œThe Transportation Safety Board of Canada has been contacted is aware of the
situation. They are currently in the information gathering stage of their investigation,โ€
stated Sgt. Damien Kowalewich of Saanich PD.

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