Manitoba

Crop dusting plane pilot, 54, dead after crash southwest of Portage la Prairie

The pilot of a crop dusting plane is dead after the aircraft crashed in a field southwest of Portage la Prairie on Tuesday night.

Transportation Safety Board investigating crash involving pilot from Morden, Man.

Emergency crews located a crashed crop dusting plane in a field Tuesday southwest of Southport, which is south of Portage la Prairie. (Rudy Gauer)

The pilot of a crop dusting plane is dead after the aircraft crashed in a field southwest of Portage la Prairie on Tuesday night.

At about 8:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to an area about 18 kilometres southwest of Southport after reports of a plane crash.

Crews found a crop dusting plane crashed in a field. Its pilot, a 54-year-old Morden man, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Wednesday news release from RCMP.

The Transportation Safety Board, which investigates serious crashes involving aircrafts, is also sending a team of investigators to the area.

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