Last night at approximately 7 p.m. Grande Prairie RCMP and other emergency responders were called to the South Bear Creek Ball Diamonds after a Piper light aircraft crashed into a field in the northern section of the ball diamonds.
The initial investigation indicates that the pilot ran into mechanical trouble and attempted to make an emergency landing, crashing on impact in the field. It is believed that the plane might have ran out of fuel. The plane was a Piper single engine light aircraft. It suffered significant damage. The pilot and passenger both walked away from the crash uninjured. The occupants of the aircraft were two Americans who were traveling from Montana to Alaska.