A 57-year-old pilot from Red Deer walked away from an ultra light plane crash shortly after takeoff from the Ponoka Airport on Tuesday.
RCMP Ponoka say the ultra light aircraft came down at about 11:30 a.m. in a farmer’s field about 90 metres from the south end of the runway.
The man, who was the only occupant, was transported to hospital by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.
According to preliminary information, investigators believe the incident was likely caused by mechanical failure. The exact cause will be determined by Transport Canada.