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Pilot dies in small plane crash in western Manitoba

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A 53-year-old man is dead after the plane he was piloting crashed into a field north of Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Manitoba RCMP say.

Man, 53, found dead in plane was lone occupant in single engine airplane found near Minitonas: RCMP

Blue and red flashing lights are seen on the front-end of a police cruiser at night.
RCMP and emergency services crews arrived to find the lone occupant dead inside the small plane in a field east of Minitonas. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

A 53-year-old man is dead after the plane he was piloting crashed into a field north of Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Manitoba RCMP say.

Officers were called Thursday at about 9:30 p.m. to the crash site north of Minitonas, about 35 kilometres northeast of Swan River, according to a news release on Friday afternoon.

RCMP and emergency services found a small single-engine airplane in a field east of Provincial Road 268, also called Lenswood Highway.

The 53-year-old found inside, who was the lone occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene, RCMP said.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has been notified and will investigate the cause of the crash.

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