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One person injured in crash of single-engine aircraft at Stanley airport in N.S.

HALIFAX — The pilot of a small aircraft suffered injuries early Sunday after his single-engine plane crashed near an airport in central Nova Scotia. A spokesman for the RCMP says the police force received a 911 call at 10:19 a.m. about the incident.

HALIFAX — The pilot of a small aircraft suffered injuries early Sunday after his single-engine plane crashed near an airport in central Nova Scotia.

A spokesman for the RCMP says the police force received a 911 call at 10:19 a.m. about the incident.

First responders went to the scene at Stanley airport, about 70 kilometres northwest of Halifax.

Sgt. Andrew Joyce says an emergency health services LifeFlight helicopter flew to the scene and transported the injured pilot to hospital for treatment.

Joyce says the man was reported to have sustained non-life threatening injuries.

He says the incident occurred in the vicinity of the runway at the small airport located near Scotch Village, N.S.

The Transportation Safety Board said in an email it was aware of the incident but was not planning to deploy an investigation team to the scene.

A spokeswoman with the board said the aircraft was a Piel Emeraude, which is a homebuilt, light aircraft design originally made in France.

Julie Leroux also said the aircraft was doing circuits at Stanley airport and the pilot was the only person on board.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 6, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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