Minor injuries in small-plane crash near Royston beach; pilot, passenger swim to shore

The pilot and passenger aboard a small plane that crashed off Royston’s Gartley Beach Saturday afternoon were able to swim to shore.

They were treated for minor injuries by B.C. Ambulance paramedics, CHEK News reported.

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The Piper PA-28-140 went down about 3:45 p.m. south of Courtenay and flipped about 30 metres from shore.

The Courtenay Fire Department and Comox Valley RCMP also responded to the crash.

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