Pilot not injured after crash near Jean Marie River

(File photo/CKLB)

A 52-year-old man does not have any injuries after crashing his small plane near Jean Marie River earlier Tuesday.

RCMP issued a news release saying police received a call for assistance about 9 a.m. through the international emergency response center after the pilot sent and SOS message.

The pilot crashed 45 kms northeast of Jean Marie River, according to RCMP.

Police attended the scene via helicopter.

“Officers located the crashed plane upside down in an open area, about 45 minutes flying time from Fort Simpson,” reads the release. “The pilot was located unharmed and transported back to Fort Simpson.”

The Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the crash.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com