August 26, 2014 3:07 pm

Alberta man dies in ‘amateur built’ plane crash

Pilot dies in plane crash near Provost, Alberta, August 25, 2014

Supplied, Alberta RCMP

EDMONTON – Alberta RCMP say a 75-year-old man from the Calgary area died Monday afternoon when an amateur built small aircraft went down near Provost.

Officers were called around 4 p.m. to a field approximately 2 kilometres south of Provost off Highway 600.

Once on scene, officers found the body of the pilot – who was the only person in the plane – trapped upside down in the aircraft.

Provost Fire and Rescue and EMS also arrived on scene quickly to help.

The cause of the crash is not known at this time.

The RCMP describes the aircraft as “an amateur built BEDE – Model BD5B.”

The pilot’s family has been notified, but the RCMP is not releasing his name.

The Transport Safety Board has been contacted and has deployed a team of investigators.

Provost is about 300 kilometres southeast of Edmonton.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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