Maxime Deland

The pilot of a motorized ultralight was injured when his aircraft crashed Tuesday afternoon in a field in Saint-Hyacinthe, Montérégie.

The accident, which could have had much more serious consequences, occurred around 3 p.m., just a few hundred meters from the local airport.

“The pilot would possibly have lost control of his aircraft due to the wind,” said Sergeant Valérie Beauchamp, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec.

The aircraft crashed heavily on the ground, behind a single-family residence located on the Grand Rang.

It was the resident of the premises who contacted the emergency services after seeing the carcass of the ultralight behind his home.

The pilot was conscious when help arrived. He was taken to hospital to treat injuries to his face and legs, among others. We wouldn’t fear for his life.

The investigation to establish the cause and circumstances of this accident will be conducted by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

This is the second crash to occur in the province in the past week.

Last Wednesday, a 51-year-old father had a tragic end when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Lake Barron, in Gore, in the Laurentians.