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Plane crash in Tiny Township

Provincial police say a plane crashed into a corn field near Mertz Corner Road and Baseline Road east of Wyevale Sunday evening in Tiny Township. PATRICK BALES/PACKET & TIMES

Provincial police say a plane crashed into a corn field near Mertz Corner Road and Baseline Road east of Wyevale Sunday evening in Tiny Township. PATRICK BALES/PACKET & TIMES

TINY TWP. -- Provincial police continue to look into the circumstances surrounding the crash of an ultralight aircraft east of Wyevale early Sunday evening.

Southern Georgian Bay OPP say a man in his 50s is in a Toronto hospital with serious injuries following the mishap.

Police say the plane crashed into a corn field near Mertz Corner Road and Baseline Road at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Police, Tiny Township firefighters and Georgian Bay Ambulance Service paramedics responded.

A private air strip is operated near that location, and police discovered that while the pilot was attempting to land, the plane crashed into a nearby cornfield.

The pilot was first taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for what are described as serious injuries.

He was later airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre according to Const. Susan Jessop.

She did not have an update on his condition, Monday.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada did not attend, Jessop added.



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