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Nova Scotia man dies after ultra-light crashes

Sept. 19, 2011, Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. - A 60-year-old Nova Scotia man is dead after his ultralight plane plunged into a pond shortly after takeoff as horrified residents looked on. 


September 19, 2011
By The Canadian Press

RCMP spokesman Corporal Scott MacRae says the man took off from his property yesterday and was in the air for only a short time before crashing into the pond between Carroll's Corner and Dutch Settlement.

MacRae says it's not known whether there was mechanical or human error involved.

He says the pilot was submerged for a minute or two and was pulled from the water by people who witnessed the crash.

MacRae says the victim was rushed to hospital where he died.

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The Transportation Safety Board was notified and the Environment Department was made aware of fluids from the wreckage leaking into the pond.

The victim's name has not been released.