Plane Crash at Russell Airport

Manitoba Post StaffNews

MANITOBA – Russell RCMP have confirmed a plane crash at the Russell Airport Wednesday shortly before 10:00 AM.

A southbound, single occupant sprayer plane attempted to land on the runway, lost control, and flipped into a swampy area.

The pilot, a 53-year-old man from Winnipeg, received minor injuries, but does remain in hospital at this time.

Police say at the time of the crash, the winds were strong.

The runway was shut down for a short time while RCMP did their work. It has since reopened.