04/01/2013 12:35 EDT | Updated 06/01/2013 05:12 EDT

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.

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