Air­craft crashes in Tiny Town­ship

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TINY TWP. — Provincial po­lice con­tinue to look into the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the crash of an ul­tra­light air­craft east of Wye­vale early Sun­day evening.

South­ern Ge­or­gian Bay OPP say a man in his 50s is in a Toronto hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries fol­low­ing the mishap.

Po­lice say the plane crashed into a corn field near Mertz Cor­ner Road and Base­line Road at ap­prox­i­mately 6:30 p.m.

Po­lice, Tiny Town­ship fire­fight­ers and Ge­or­gian Bay Am­bu­lance Ser­vice paramedics re­sponded.

A private air strip is op­er­ated near that lo­ca­tion, and po­lice dis­cov­ered that while the pilot was at­tempt­ing to land, the plane crashed into a nearby corn­field.

The pilot was first taken to a nearby hos­pi­tal where he was treated for what are de­scribed as se­ri­ous in­juries.

He was later air­lifted to a Toronto trauma cen­tre ac­cord­ing to Const. Su­san Jes­sop.

She did not have an up­date on his con­di­tion, Mon­day.

The Trans­porta­tion Safety Board of Canada did not at­tend, Jes­sop added.

PA­TRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES

Provincial po­lice say a plane crashed into a corn field near Mertz Cor­ner Road and Base­line Road east of Wye­vale Sun­day evening in Tiny Town­ship.

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