No injuries in Crescent Beach ultralight crash
Two people escaped without injury when the ultralight aircraft they were travelling in made an emergency landing into the waters off of Crescent Beach Sunday afternoon.
Police received several reports alerting them to the incident at around 2:15 p.m., and accessed the crash scene from the Christopherson Steps at the west tip of 24 Avenue.
It’s unclear exactly what caused the ultralight to go down.
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said the pilot – a 47-year-old Surrey resident – simply told police the engines quit.
“But why that happened, we’re not certain,” Schumann said, noting impairment and criminal negligence were both ruled out as possible factors.
Schumann said he wouldn’t classify the incident as a crash.
“Sounds like he landed the plane in just a couple feet of water and just at the very end, it tipped over,” he said. “They were over the water already, so he brought it a safe distance to shore so they wouldn’t have far to go.