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Plane ends up in Canadian raspberry field after failed takeoff at Abbotsford Airport

A plane landed in a raspberry field just across the U.S.-Canada border after a failed takeoff at Abbotsford International Airport Friday.
A plane landed in a raspberry field just across the U.S.-Canada border after a failed takeoff at Abbotsford International Airport Friday. Associated Press

A plane went off a runway and came to rest in a raspberry field just across the U.S.-Canada border after a failed takeoff at Abbotsford International Airport during a snowstorm Friday, according to a story by the Abbotsford News.

According to the News, none of the 10 people – two crew and eight passengers – on board suffered serious injury on the King Air plane, though one did suffer minor injuries. Two or three small children were among the passengers, and at least one person was seen with cuts on their face, the News reported.

The plane went off radar while taking off around noon, according to the News, and was soon found just off the taxiway in a field. The field is located just east of the airport, which is northwest of the Sumas border crossing.

The cause of the incident was not immediately known, airport general manager Parm Sidhu said.

“It could be a combination of factors,” Sidhu told the News.

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