Elderly pilot badly injured after plane crash into Black Creek treetops

An unidentified 74-year-old pilot whose ultralight plane crashed into treetops in the Black Creek area was airlifted to Victoria.

An unidentified 74-year-old pilot whose ultralight plane crashed into treetops in the Black Creek area was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The Comox Valley RCMP said Monday they responded Sunday at 8:20 p.m. to a report of a plane crash at 8408 Island Highway.

The plane was heard to lose power, and crashed into some treetops about 100 feet high, RCMP said. The pilot fell from the plane, landing on the ground below.

He was taken to the hospital in Campbell River and later airlifted to Victoria General. His condition is unknown.

Comox Valley Record

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