UPDATE: Pilot killed in crop-dusting plane crash near Arborfield Thursday

By northeastNOW Staff
July 13, 2018 - 12:18pm Updated: July 13, 2018 - 3:54pm

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has deployed a team of investigators after a fatal small aircraft accident which occurred near Arborfield.

The RCMP said the plane crashed at roughly 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Carrot River RCMP responded to the crash site along with paramedics and firefighters. The pilot, who was the only occupant of the aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene, RCMP said.

According to a TSB spokesperson, the plane was a crop-dusting Cessna AgTruck. The spokesperson said their investigators will gather information and assess the situation today.

"We have very limited information at this point," the spokesperson said.

The reported crash is the second small-aircraft incident in the province this week, after a crop-spraying helicopter crashed July 10 near Unity.

 

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