Ashern Pilot Uninjured in Crash Landing

By Sarah Klein

A pilot of this ultralight plane crash-landed in a field near Highway 6 on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. He wasn’t injured. (RCMP HANDOUT)

The pilot of an ultralight plane wasn’t injured Wednesday morning when his aircraft made a forced landing on Highway 6.

The 75-year-old Ashern man experienced mechanical difficulties and tried to land at a nearby air strip at about 8:20 a.m. RCMP say while descending, the plane hit a hydro line and was forced to land in a field about six kilometres south of Ashern.

No power outages were reported in the area because of the crash.

RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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