BY NEWS STAFF AND THE CANADIAN PRESS

York police say the pilot of a single plane was killed when it crashed in a field near the Buttonville Airport.

Emergency crews responded to the crash in Markham at around 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Police say the pilot was pronounced dead at the scene. They have not been identified.

Insp. Lesley Weller says the crash occurred in an open area just west of the airport, away from any buildings or roads.

She says there were no other injuries.

York police say it does not appear to be a suspicious incident.

The Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

Pilot killed in plane crash at Buttonville Airport