Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pilot Who Died in Alberta Ultralight Crash Had Just Bought the Plane: TSB

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pilot Who Died in Alberta Ultralight Crash Had Just Bought the Plane: TSB

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Pilot who died in crash had just purchased ultralight

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - A pilot who died last summer in the fiery crash of an ultralight plane near Grande Prairie, Alta., had just taken off in the newly purchased aircraft before it hit the ground less than two kilometres from a private airfield.

The Transportation Safety Board says the pilot had just over 60 hours of experience flying ultralights and had obtained his permit to fly in April.

The board's report into the crash notes the pilot took a few practice flights with the previous owner of the Kasper Kootenay Wings MS Special, but didn't fly solo until the fatal crash.

The report says the man had planned to fly the ultralight to Saskatoon.

The board notes there are no training or maintenance requirements when an ultralight is sold or after it is purchased. …

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