Pilot of small aircraft dies in crash near Baldur, Man.

Pilot of small aircraft dies in crash near Baldur, Man.

A 60-year-old man is dead after the small aircraft he was flying crashed near Baldur, Man.

The man was flying alone in his personal Piper aircraft from Gillam to a private landing strip in the rural municipality of Argyle.

Police said the man was scheduled to fly to the landing strip around 6:30 p.m. Friday, but contact was lost with the pilot and the aircraft shortly after the scheduled arrival time.

Crews aboard a Canadian Forces Hercules began a search for the missing aircraft Friday night, and the search resumed Saturday morning with help from the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association.

The plane was found in a wooded area close to the landing strip, near Baldur, around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Killarney RCMP said.

The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s name has not been released, and RCMP said investigators from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada will lead the investigation.

Published at Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:53:38 -0500