WADENA, Sask. – RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan on Tuesday.
Around 5:30 p.m., RCMP were called to a single aircraft crash just outside of the community of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.
Mounties say a crop duster had just taken off from a grass strip and experienced what is believed to have been engine trouble.
The pilot attempted to set the aircraft down in a nearby field but the landing gear became caught up in canola. As the aircraft came to a sudden stop, it flipped upside-down.
The pilot suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital in Humboldt.
Prior to take off, the aircraft was filled with pesticide but no leaks were detected.
The National Transportation Safety Board has taken over the investigation.