The City of Kamloops confirms that an aircraft crash occurred earlier today near the Kamloops Airport.
The aircraft went down at approximately 11:40 am on Sunday, May 17th near the Kamloops Airport (YKA) shortly after takeoff. The crash impacted a residential home, resulting in a structure fire.
Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) crews arrived on scene in approximately 5 minutes and currently there are 14 KFR personnel and 5 apparatus onsite. KFR is working closely with assisting agencies including the RCMP, BC Ambulance, the YKA Crash Truck, Airport Authorities, and Military representatives.
More information will be available as soon as possible. Please check back at Kamloops.ca as this page will be updated when details emerge.