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Investigation underway after fatal plane crash north of Lloydminster
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Saturday, December 14, 2013 4:01PM MST
Last Updated Saturday, December 14, 2013 6:52PM MST
RCMP and transportation officials are investigating, after a small plane crashed into a home north of Lloydminster Saturday.
Kitscoty RCMP told CTV News affiliate Newcap News the small plane crashed into the ground about 40 metres from a home located about 2 kilometres east of the Lloydminster Airport, before sliding into the side of the building at about 1 p.m.
Early investigations found the pilot was the only person on the aircraft at the time of the crash, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said one person was inside the home at the time of the crash, but was not hurt – the home sustained minor damages.
On Saturday afternoon, RCMP said Transport Canada investigators would be headed to the scene to investigate.
“The investigation is going to be the responsibility of the National Transportation Safety Board,” Sgt. Jamie Hubbert said on the scene. “They’re going to be sending investigators to the scene and we expect they’ll be on scene for the next 24 hours.”
RCMP said the pilot had been transporting passengers, and was returning from dropping passengers off at a stop in Lloydminster.
It’s believed weather conditions in the area were poor at the time of the crash, and may have played a role in the crash.
It’s not clear where the pilot was headed when he crashed; his name has not been released.
The pilot’s body has been taken to Edmonton for an autopsy.
With files from Newcap News and CTV’s Dan Grummett