BRITISH COLUMBIA

Pilot injured in small plane crash during take-off from Delta Heritage Airpark

11/03/2013 04:50 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 10:52 EST
DELTA, B.C. - A pilot was taken to hospital Sunday after his home-built Zodiac plane crashed during take-off at the Delta Heritage Airpark.

Delta Police say the plane experienced unknown difficulties and touched down, before lifting off again and crash landing in an area of weeds around the runway.

The 38-year-old pilot was the only occupant.

Police say the pilot suffered a broken leg in the crash, and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

His name has not been released.

Police say the Transportation Safety Board was advised of the crash, and their own preliminary investigation suggests there were no external factors or problems with the plane that contributed to the accident.