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Man injured when home-built plane crashes at Olds-Didsbury Airport

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WATCH ABOVE: One man was rushed to hospital from the Olds-Didsbury Airport on Monday after a small plane crash – Jun 19, 2017

One man was rushed to hospital from the Olds-Didsbury Airport on Monday after a small plane crash.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said the home-built plane crashed on or near the runway at around 10:40 a.m.

RCMP said the pilot was attempting to take off when the plane was hit by crosswinds.

The pilot was the only person on board the plane when it crashed.

The TSB is investigating a plane crash at the Olds-Didsbury airport that sent one man to hospital.
The TSB is investigating a plane crash at the Olds-Didsbury airport that sent one man to hospital. RCMP

Calgary EMS said the pilot was taken to hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition.

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The TSB will be investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not considered factors, but weather conditions are still being considered.

The Olds-Didsbury airport is located between the towns of Olds and Didsbury, Alta., about 65 kilometres north of Calgary near Highway 2A.

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