Minor injuries reported after plane crash in Georgina
Published Monday, July 11, 2016 1:05PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 11, 2016 7:00PM EDT
A pilot has walked away with minor injuries after a plane crash in Georgina on Sunday night.
The small plane crashed into a wooded area not far from Baldwin Airport just before 9 p.m. A witness tells CTV News, that the plane was spotted flying very low and reports hearing the engine sputtering.
Georgina fire crews had to cut down several trees so they could get a ladder truck to the crash site.
At around 10 p.m., firefighters were able to rescue the man from the plane. The pilot, a 56-year-old Vaughan man, suffered minor head injuries.
The pilot told York Regional Police that he had taken off from Baldwin Airport and the engine started to lose power a short time later. He attempted to get the plane back to the airport, but couldn’t make it.
Fire officials say they have spoken to Transport Canada. They say the plane has been handed back over to the owner.
The investigation into what caused the crash is still ongoing.