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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