A plane crashed at Humboldt's airport on Sunday.
At approximately 4:50 p.m. on April 3, a small Cessna 172 airplane flown by a 27-year-old man from Calgary, Alberta crashed off the end of the runway at Humboldt Municipal Airport, located south of the city.
The pilot, reported Const. Darryl Ness of the Humboldt RCMP, had been attempting to land.
"He came in a little hot and was unable to stop before the end of the runway," Ness stated.
The plane went off the end of the paved runway, went through a little dirt and mud, then hit a heavy build-up of snow and flipped forward. The plane rolled over on its nose and landed upside down on the snow.
The pilot - the lone occupant of the plane - was able to crawl out of the plane uninjured, Ness stated.
The plane suffered some damage, including a bent wing.
The pilot, Ness said, was doing a solo 300 nautical-mile flight as a requirement for his pilot's licence. He had flown from Calgary to Swift Current, then on to Humboldt. He had planned to fly on to Saskatoon, Kindersley, and then back to Calgary.
"But he ran into some troubles in Humboldt," Ness noted.
The plane is owned by the Calgary Flying Club.
Local police contacted the Canadian Transportation Safety Board, who declined attending the scene based on the information provided to them by the RCMP. They do not plan to conduct another investigation.
Humboldt RCMP do not plan to press charges against the pilot.