Volunteers and staff keep busy at the Day of Caring event for the Community Living Trent Highlands on Tuesday Oct. 3. The work helped enhance and expand the community garden in Haliburton. /DARREN LUM File photo

Plane crashes attempting takeoff at Stanhope Airport

By Jenn Watt

Published Sept. 9 2017

The occupants of a single-engine airplane were taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after their aircraft crashed east of Stanhope Airport on Saturday Sept. 9.

“Our initial information is the aircraft had two pilots on board and was attempting takeoff when it lost power” said Sgt. Murphy of the Haliburton Highlands OPP. “It was unable to gain any altitude cleared the end of the runway just above the ground before it crashed in the wooded area just beyond the creek … into Dysart et al.”

Stanhope Airport is in Algonquin Highlands west of the Dysart et al boundary line.

Haliburton Highlands OPP Dysart et al firefighters and Haliburton County paramedics accessed the scene from Green Lake Road. OPP said the call came in a little before 2:30 p.m.

“Both occupants were able to speak with investigators and first responders on scene and were actually well enough to walk out to the road where they met with EMS and were assessed and were transported to hospital for precautionary reasons” Sgt. Murphy said.

The Transportation Safety Board was notified and confirmed it would not be attending the scene.