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Alex Bahlsen steers in his 1943 Stearman Biplane with passenger Dan Priest at the AJ Flying Ranch on Saturday July 13, 2002 in Calgary. The plane and its pilot were participating in the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum third annual invitational fly-in, with about 45 planes stopped in at the airstrip.

Lorraine Hjalte/The Canadian Press

An old biplane that crashed at Brandon airport fell from the sky after its propeller came apart, shaking the engine right out of the plane, according to the Brandon Sun.

The 1942 Boeing B75N1 Stearman, owned by Vintage Wings of Canada, was en route from Regina to the Winnipeg area Tuesday when it crashed.

The pilot and a passenger were in hospital with undetermined injuries.

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The Transportation Safety Board says after the yellow biplane took off, one of the plane's propeller blades broke off.

That caused a severe vibration that broke the plane's engine off of its mounts and it fell from the plane during flight.

After initially pitching up, the plane crashed nose-first into the runway.

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