On December 3, 2014 at around 2:20 p.m. the Chestermere Emergency Services responded to a plane reported to have tipped over partially on Chestermere Lake near John Peake Park. Chestermere RCMP contacted the Transport Canada Civil Aviation and are assisting the Transportaion Safety Board (TSB) with this investigation.
It was confirmed the pilot at the time was alone. The plane, a 2003 Ultra -light, had safely landed and was taxiing near the shore line when one ski fell through soft ice causing the prop to strike the ice. The pilot was not injured. As the plane sustained only minor damages to the prop and a ski repairs will be made on scene.
The 67 year old male pilot is from Calgary and has been flying for over 25 years.
This matter is defined as an “Aviation Reportable Incident” by the Transportation Safety Board. The Chestermere RCMP are continuing to investigate but charges are not anticipated.