This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada, which closed in 2021.

Ultralight Plane Crash On Colebrook Road Sends Pilot To Hospital

SURREY, B.C. - An ultralight pilot has escaped with only slight injuries after crashing his aircraft into a field in Surrey, B.C.

RCMP report the ultralight came down hard in a rural area of South Surrey, not far from the King George Airpark (at King George Blvd. and Colebrook Road.)

The incident happened Monday morning, just after 8 a.m.

Staff Sgt. Warren Tyson says the pilot was wearing a parachute and managed to eject before the plane hit.

He has been checked over in hospital and is expected to be okay.

Tyson says an initial investigation indicates an in-flight, mechanical failure brought the ultralight down.

Also on HuffPost

Suggest a correction
This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.