At around 4PM today Sarah and I were at Save On Food in Richmond doing some grocery shopping. There was a loud boom sound. At first I thought it was a car accident. However, upon existing Save On Food we discovered that a small Piper Seneca twin-engine aircraft had crashed into the ninth floor of a apartment building half a block away.
The small aircraft, believed to be carrying two people, left the runway at Vancouver International Airport at 4:02 p.m. local time and was headed to nearby Pitt Meadows, B.C., said Kate Donegani, a spokeswoman for the airport authority.
Police have not released any details on injuries or death. Sarah was able to take these photos of the crash using my Canon S3 digital camera with the 12X zoom.