Crashed ultralight pilot dies of injuries in Victoria

A 74-year-old man has died as a result of injuries arising from the crash of an ultralight plane in the Black Creek area.

An as-yet-unidentified 74-year-old man has died as a result of injuries arising from the crash of an ultralight plane in the Black Creek area.

The man died in a Victoria hospital, Comox Valley RCMP reported Thursday.

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

He was taken to the hospital in Campbell River, then airlifted to Victoria General Hospital.

The pilot’s name will not be released out of respect for the family, Comox Valley RCMP stated Thursday. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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