‘One of a kind’: Pilot killed in plane crash identified as Calgary business owner
April 27, 2022 By The Canadian Press
CALGARY — A pilot who was killed in a plane crash west of Calgary has been identified as the president of a local aircraft sales company.
Two people were in the 1981 Mooney M20K aircraft on Friday when it crashed along Highway 1 near the Springbank Airport.
The pilot was killed and a 22-year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
FlightSimple, an aircraft sales company, has identified the pilot as its president, Michael James Wilton.
A statement on the company’s website says he will be missed by everyone who met him.
It says Wilton, who was 45, was larger than life, a hero to his twin boys, and was loved for his courage, generosity and sense of humour.
“Mike was one of a kind, and irreplaceable,” said the statement.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has taken over the investigation into the fatal crash.