Pilot dead after crash of small plane southwest of Calgary

A pilot who was patrolling pipelines over rugged terrain southwest of Calgary has died after his light plane crashed.

NANTON — A pilot who was patrolling pipelines over rugged terrain southwest of Calgary has died after his light plane crashed.

Chris Krepski of the Transportation Safety Board says the single-engine Cessna 172 went down Sunday afternoon near Chain Lakes Provincial Park.

The 37-year-old pilot was the only one on board.

RCMP say he was from the Edmonton area.

His name has not been released.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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