MEDIA RELEASE – July 9, 2017
Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association experiences incident at Owen Sound airport
TILLSONBURG – July 9, 2017 – The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association experienced an incident with one of its vintage aircraft this afternoon during the tenth annual Wings and Wheels event at the Billy Bishop Regional Airport in Owen Sound, Ontario.
A Harvard aircraft left the runway upon landing and overturned. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. The female passenger was treated on scene while the pilot was transported to Owen Sound Hospital. He has since been released.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been advised and will investigate along with the Ontario Provincial Police.
The Harvard was the primary, single-engine advanced training aircraft used by the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan to prepare pilots for duty in the Second World War. It continued to serve as a trainer with numerous countries, including Canada which used it until the mid 1960s.
ABOUT THE CANADIAN HARVARD AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association was formed in 1985 and is a dedicated group of volunteers based at the Tillsonburg Regional Airport in southwestern Ontario. Its mission is to acquire, preserve, restore, maintain, display and demonstrate the Harvard and other training aircraft associated with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the Royal Canadian Air Force. The association owns eight Harvards, a Tiger Moth biplane and a Yale training aircraft along with two hangars and portable buildings.
For more information visit www.harvards.com .
Public Relations Director
Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association