06/09/2012 09:20 EDT | Updated 08/09/2012 05:12 EDT

Small plane crashes in 100 Mile House

A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in 100 Mile House, B.C., Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses said the Cessna crashed near Blue Sky Restaurant, located at 477 Alder.

RCMP Const. Lesley Smith said the incident took place at 3:45 p.m.

The pilot and two passengers on board the aircraft were taken to hospital, but were released after treatment for minor injuries, she said.

A witness said she saw the plane hit some wires across a highway, smash into a sign, lose a wing and skid across a parking lot. The wreckage could be seen against the side of a building.

One wing was torn off, but the cabin remained intact.