Pilot walks away from plane crash near Summerstown

Wheel tracks in the snow show where the pilot of this plane managed to land the aircraft in a corn field on the morning of Jan. 15, 2015 after having engine trouble. It flipped over after hitting a ditch. The pilot was treated at the scene by paramedics. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

SUMMERSTOWN — The pilot of a small plane was treated at the scene by paramedics after a plane crash near the Summerstown airport.

The small amateur built aircraft (corrected from earlier report as a turboprop plane) flipped over in a corn field just east of the Cornwall Regional Airport just after 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

According to SD&G O.P.P, the pilot had engine trouble but was able to put the plane down in the field. However, the plane flipped over after hitting a ditch at the end of the field.

The 54-year-old male pilot from Ottawa was treated for a scrape on his neck.

O.P.P., South Glengarry firefighters from Glen Walter and Williamstown and Cornwall EMS were on the scene for nearly two hours.

The Transportation Safety Board will not be investigating.

The plane has been turned over to Cornwall Regional Airport Manager Steve Small and the owner to make arrangements to salvage the aircraft.

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