BRITISH COLUMBIA

Small Plane Crashes On Highway 91 In Delta

04/23/2015 12:12 EDT | Updated 06/22/2015 05:59 EDT
DELTA, B.C. - A 49-year-old pilot suffered non-life threatening injuries after an ultralight plane made an emergency landing on a B.C. highway early Wednesday evening.

The small aircraft came to a rest with its nose against the centre concrete median on Highway 91 with little sign of damage.

Delta Police say they responded to a 911 call at about 6:20 p.m. about a small plane that had landed in the southbound lanes of Highway 91 (near 64th Avenue).

Police say the pilot was alone in the Amphibian Ultralight aircraft and was taken to hospital for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries.

They say the pilot was coming from the King George Airpark and was flying over the Delta area when it is believed that the plane lost power causing a forced landing.

No one on the ground was injured as a result of the accident and a section of highway that had been closed has since reopened to traffic.

Delta Police says it is working with the National Transportation and Safety Board to complete the investigation.

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