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Vermilion RCMP says pilot sustained serious injuries in Sunday small-plane crash

The Vermilion RCMP says a pilot is being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries after crashing a small plane on Sunday.

Around 7:55 PM on June 6th, police and EMS were called to the accident, after the plane had landed in a slough near Highway 640 between Range Road 45 and Range Road 50.

The pilot, a 65-year-old Clandonald man, was trapped inside the small-engine Cessna aircraft. The plane is believed to have crashed after trying to land on a private airstrip. Early investigation has indicated that its wing hit a tree on the downward landing path, causing major damage to the wing and body.

Vermilion River County Rescue was able to extract the pilot from the plane. He was then taken to the hospital for treatment, but he did need to be airlifted by STARS to an Edmonton hospital for further treatment.

The Transportation Safety Board will now be investigating the cause of the crash, and an RCMP Collision Reconstructionist was also on scene.

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The RCMP says they do not plan to provide any further updates at this time.

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