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Homebuilt plane crashes in Dutton, Ont., pilot airlifted to hospital

DUTTON, Ont. — Police say a 67-year-old man is in hospital after his homebuilt aircraft crashed in southwestern Ontario on Thursday night. Emergency services were called after reports of the crash in a new subdivision in Dutton, Ont.
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DUTTON, Ont. — Police say a 67-year-old man is in hospital after his homebuilt aircraft crashed in southwestern Ontario on Thursday night.

Emergency services were called after reports of the crash in a new subdivision in Dutton, Ont.

Police found that the Rutan Long-EZ single-engine aircraft had gone down short of a grass landing strip.

The plane collided with the foundation of a home that was being built.

The pilot was the lone occupant and he was airlifted by Ornge to hospital with serious life-altering injuries after being pulled from the plane.

Police say the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has been contacted and will be investigating.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press