July 27, 2015 1:47 pm
Updated: July 27, 2015 6:00 pm

Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in northeast Alberta

A photo of a Cessna 182L Skkylane taken May 2012.

Credit: planespotters.net

EDMONTON — The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the fatal crash of a light plane in northeastern Alberta in which the pilot died.

The single-engine Cessna 182 went down after 5 p.m. Sunday near Seibert Lake east of the hamlet of Lac La Biche.

The pilot was the only person on board.

Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Bonnyville RCMP were notified the aircraft had deployed an emergency beacon. RCMP, along with the Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Team, found the crash site. They found the pilot dead inside the small plane.

The TSB deployed a team of investigators to the site of the crash.

The RCMP is trying to contact the pilot’s family. No other details were immediately available.

Lac La Biche is about 220 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

With files from Global News

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