A resident of Saskatchewan, aged 84, died after a plane he was flying went down north of Alberta early this week, Slave Lake Police say.
Last Tuesday, at around 11:30 am, the Military’s Joint Rescue Center said they had received a distress signal from a beacon suggesting a possible plane crash close to the Marten Mountain, approximately 11 km north of Slave Lake, Alberta, police said during Thursday’s press briefing.
The crash occurred in a rugged, hilly and dense area with very limited access.
Due to inclement weather, the first search was done by police, fire crew, military and the forest crew.
Last Wednesday, the military’s Hercules aircraft together with the Griffon chopper were sent out to help with the search.
When the rescue team managed to get to the wreckage, they found the pilot, aged 84, a resident of Rosthern, Saskatchewan, dead.
Police said the Transport Safety Board will investigating the cause of the plane’s crash.