A 60-year-old man died when his ultralight plane crashed into a pond between Carroll's Corner and Dutch Settlement, near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
RCMP Cpl. Scott McCrae said the Ultralight aircraft went down early Sunday afternoon.
The man's family was watching nearby when he crashed.
Early reports indicated the 60-year-old male pilot was conscious when emergency crews arrived.
He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax where he was pronounced dead.
McCrae said the small plane landed in a pond, next to a field across from 1040 Antrim Rd.Dutch Settlement, NS
The Department of Environment have also been updated on the accident due to fluids leaking from the plane into the pond.
The medical examiner will be looking into cause of death. The man's name has not been released.
MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT, N.S. - One man is dead after his ultralight plane crashed into a pond near Middle Musquodoboit, N.S.
The RCMP says the small plane plunged about 150 metres into the water as several people looked on.
Cpl. Scott MacRae says the 60-year-old man took off in his ultralight from his nearby property and was in the air for only a short time before crashing.
He says the pilot was under water for about a minute before being pulled from his plane by people who witnessed the crash.
He says the man was in and out of consciousness as he was rushed by ambulance to hospital, where he died.
The Transportation Safety Board was notified and the Environment Department was made aware of fluids from the wreckage leaking into the pond.