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Pilot dead in central Alberta plane crash

The lone occupant of a small plane was killed in a crash near Camrose, Alta. on Friday.

The Piper PA-18 crashed Friday afternoon near Camrose, Alta.

A stock image of a PA-18 Piper Super Cub airplane. An aircraft like this crashed near Camrose, Alta. on Friday afternoon. (Sault Ste. Marie Police Service)

The lone occupant of a small plane was killed in a crash near Camrose, Alta. on Friday.

Alberta RCMP Const. Shelley Nasheim confirmed the crash happened around 4:45 p.m., and that the pilot who died was a 50-year-old man.



The pilot was assisting a farmer from the area who had reported an attempted break-in, Nasheim said. The pilot was looking for the suspect from his plane when the crash happened.

Nasheim says police did not ask him to go looking for the suspect.

No suspects have been arrested in connection with the reported break-in.

TSB investigating

In a news release Saturday, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said a team of investigators is being deployed to the site where the Piper PA-18 crashed.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates aviation, railway, marine, and pipeline occurrences in an effort to advance transportation safety.

On Friday, the agency announced the results of its investigation into a July plane crash near Jasper, Alta.

A passenger was killed when the plane went down in the Athabasca River. The pilot was severely injured.