Solo flier unharmed after crashing plane 45 minutes out of Fort Simpson, N.W.T.
A 52-year-old man is safe and sound after the plane he was flying crashed and was found upside down about 45 minutes flying time from Fort Simpson, N.W.T.
A news release from Fort Simpson RCMP said they received a report about the crash at 9 a.m. Tuesday, after the pilot sent an SOS message with his Garmin communication device.
The single engine plane crashed in a remote area, about 45 kilometres northeast of Jean Marie River.
RCMP from Fort Simpson joined a charter helicopter flight to rescue the man.
He was found unharmed and taken back to Fort Simpson.
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.