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Pilot Lorne Fleming mending in Victoria hospital after Sunday's crash

Paramedics tend to the pilot of a home-built high-wing airplane that crashed at the Duncan air strip Sunday at around 4:30 p.m. - Andrew Leong
Paramedics tend to the pilot of a home-built high-wing airplane that crashed at the Duncan air strip Sunday at around 4:30 p.m.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

A local pilot, whose plane crashed Sunday at the Duncan airstrip is mending at Victoria General Hospital, a family member said Wednesday.

Lorne Fleming's family gave few details about his injuries or about the mishap that totaled his small, home-made high-wing aircraft.

Fleming was attended by paramedics and firefighters during the crash at the runway's southern end.

At press time, police had released no details about the incident that happened in sunny weather on the tiny airfield off Glenora Road

A firefighter on scene explained his injuries were relatively minor and that he was walking and talking after the crash.

Fire crews sprayed fire-retardant foam around the site to quell any fire hazards as investigation began.

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