Fatal ultra-light plane crash in Stanley

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STANLEY - A female is dead following a plane crash in Hants County on Sunday.

RCMP officers are investigating the scene of an ultra-light plane crash near the Stanley Airport.

At approximately 1 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a 911 call that an ultra-light plane had crashed near the Stanley Airport.

The female pilot and lone occupant of the plane was pronounced dead at the scene.

The plane landed in a wooded area not far from the runway. Another pilot reported the crash.

Staff Sgt. Archie Thompson, of the East Hants RCMP, said the pilot was a 50-year-old woman from Halifax who "loved to fly.”

He added that she had been flying for about five years.

The investigation is in its early stages and few details are known at this time. The Transportation and Safety Board will be handling the investigation with assistance from the RCMP.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.

Organizations: Stanley Airport, RCMP

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