The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says a small plane has crashed in Duncan.

It happened around 1:40 Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses tell Juice FM News, the Cessna 120 (as pictured above – photo courtesy JRCC) went down right at the airport.

The JRCC says two people were injured, but there’s no update on their conditions.

RCMP have released the following statement:

“Two occupants were on board, a 55 year male pilot and a 43 year old female passenger. Both sustained serious injuries and were extricated from the wreckage by emergency crews prior to being transported to area hospitals by BC Ambulance Service. Both are believed to be residents of Southern Vancouver Island. The full extent of their injures is not known at this time.

Investigators with the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP remain at the scene, and have advised the Transportation Safety Board of this incident. Due to the location of the wreckage, and presence of emergency crews, the lone uncontrolled runway at the Duncan Airport has been temporarily closed.”