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Grimsby plane crash sends pilot to hospital

The pilot of a small plane was taken to hospital after his plane crashed into a field in Grimsby on Saturday.

77-year-old pilot transported to Hamilton hospital

Grimsby plane crash sends pilot to hospital

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A 77-year-old pilot was sent to hospital after his plane crashed into a field in Grimsby Saturday 0:32

The pilot of a small plane was taken to hospital after his plane crashed into a field in Grimsby on Saturday.

Just before 11:30 a.m., the plane left the Grimsby Airpark on Mud Street and crashed into a nearby field shortly after takeoff, according to Sgt. Chris Stewart with the Niagara Regional Police Service.

The owner of the field found the pilot, who was still conscious and alert, Stewart said. The homeowner spoke with the pilot and called 911.

"[The homeowner] likely prevented some more serious injuries happening to this guy," Stewart told CBC News. 

The pilot, a 77-year-old man, was taken to a Hamilton hospital. The extent of his injuries is unclear. 

The plane remained in the field as of Saturday afternoon.

Transport Canada is investigating.

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