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RCMP Provost – Calgary-area Pilot dies in amateur built plane crash

RCMP-Crest-insigne1-e1393524295759.jpgProvost, Alberta – On August 25, 2014 at approximately 4:00 pm, Provost RCMP officers received a call regarding a possible plane that went down in a field approximately 2 km south of Provost off Highway 600. Provost RCMP officers attended and found the body of the pilot and sole occupant trapped upside down in the small aircraft. The provost fire and rescue as well as EMS were on scene shortly after to assist officers.

The identity of the deceased will not be shared, however officers can say that he was a 75-year-old male from the Calgary area.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time. The aircraft was an amateur built BEDE – Model BD5B.

The Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified and has authorized transportation of the deceased to their office for further examination. Next of Kin of the deceased has been notified.

Transport Safety Board have been notified and have deployed a team of investigators.

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/deploiement-deployment/aviation/2014/20140826.asp

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