SCUGOG: A 61-year-old man is in serious but stable condition after his plane crashed in a field near Greenbank Airways, on Saturday, Dec. 12.
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) told CTV News that the pilot had departed from a private airport at about Noon and then decided to turn around before crash landing in a field on Scugog Line 9.
According to multiple reports, the victim was then taken to Lakeridge Health Port Perry, and then was airlifted to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Durham Regional Police Sgt. Bill Calder told The Standard that police were called to the scene at about 12:45 p.m. “after a 911 caller spotted the plane drop from the sky.”
“The caller then located the plane and assisted the pilot awaiting help to arrive,” Sgt. Calder explained, adding that the 61-year-old was in and out of consciousness at times while he was being tended to.
The TSB is currently investigating the crash. The aircraft has been confirmed to be a Ultralight Challenger Two plane.