Nova Scotia

Pilot dies in small plane crash

A 60-year-old man has died after the small airplane he was flying crashed Sunday near Dutch Settlement, just north of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
A 60-year-old man has died after the small airplane he was flying crashed Sunday near Dutch Settlement, just north of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
A 60-year-old man died when his ultralight plane crashed into a pond between Carroll's Corner and Dutch Settlement, near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. (Michael Dick/CBC)

RCMP Cpl. Scott McCrae said the Ultralight aircraft went down early Sunday afternoon.

The man's family was watching nearby when he crashed.

Early reports indicated the 60-year-old male pilot was conscious when emergency crews arrived.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax where he was pronounced dead.

McCrae said the small plane landed in a pond, next to a field across from 1040 Antrim Rd.

The Department of Environment have also been updated on the accident due to fluids leaking from the plane into the pond.

The medical examiner will be looking into cause of death. The man's name has not been released.

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