Pilot in Black Creek ultralight crash dies

The plane was heard to lose power and crashed into some treetops

An unidentified 74-year-old pilot whose ultralight plane crashed into treetops in the Black Creek area July 7 has succumbed to his injuries.

The pilot was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries after Comox Valley RCMP responded Sunday at 8:20 p.m. to a report of a plane crash at 8408 Island Highway.

The plane was heard to lose power, and crashed into some treetops about 100 feet high, RCMP said. The pilot fell from the plane, landing on the ground below. He was taken to the hospital in Campbell River and later airlifted to Victoria General.

The RCMP say they will not release the pilot’s name out of respect to his family and because the investigation into the crash is still underway.