An ultralight pilot has escaped with only slight injuries after crashing his aircraft into a field in Surrey, B.C.

king george airparkKing George Airpark, Surrey

RCMP report the ultralight came down hard in a rural area of South Surrey, not far from the King George Airpark, at King George Boulevard and Colebrook Road.

The incident happened just after 8 a.m. PT Monday.

Staff Sgt. Warren Tyson says the pilot was wearing a parachute and managed to eject before the plane hit.

He has been checked over in hospital and is expected to be okay.

Tyson says an initial investigation indicates an in-flight, mechanical failure brought the ultralight down.