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The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018.

DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

Police say one person has been seriously hurt in the crash of a small plane in the southern Interior of British Columbia.

The RCMP say an officer discovered the wreckage of a single-seat aircraft on the tarmac at Merritt airport shortly after midnight on Monday.

Police say a Merritt man in his 60s who was reported missing was trapped inside.

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Cpl. Jesse D’Donaghey says the unnamed victim was rushed to hospital with serious injuries but his condition is unknown.

The RCMP says it is supporting a Transportation Canada investigation of the incident and anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Merritt RCMP.

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