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Emergency crews responded late at Westlock Regional Airport late Sunday morning after a four-person plane crashed at the airport north of Edmonton.

The RCMP said officers, EMS and firefighters responded at the airport around 1 p.m. 11:10 after a plane turned around and sustained serious injuries.

Three of the plane’s occupants were transported by ground ambulance to the hospital, and the RCMP said from noon that the status of the fourth person was not known.

The RCMP said there was no information on the severity of the injuries to residents, but STARS Air Ambulance responded to the Westlock area.

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Transport Canada has been notified and will take the lead in the investigation, police said, adding the cause of the crash is unknown and still under investigation.

2. Alberta – flight controlled in one day

The incident in Westlock came less than a day after a fatal plane crash in central Alberta cost one man his life and sent another to hospital with critical injuries.

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1 man killed, 1 critically injured in plane crash in Lacombe County, central Alberta

The crash, which involved a member of the Lacombe Flying Club, happened late Saturday afternoon.

Officers arrived at a land area east of Lacombe to find that the pilot was dead. A man who was a passenger was transported with STARS to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton in critical condition.

The Transportation Safety Board has deployed a team of investigators to the scene in Lacombe County. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

In August, another crash at Westlock Airport sent a pilot to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police said in this incident that a pilot was practicing high-speed taxi when the plane got air, which resulted in the plane’s nose going into a hangar.

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Westlock Airport is approximately 75 miles north of Edmonton.

An ultralight aircraft crashed into a hangar at Westlock Regional Airport on Monday, August 30, 2021.

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