A stunt pilot is in hospital after his plane crashed after an air show in Wetaskiwin.

Ron Vander Dungen, manager of the Wetaskiwin regional airport, says pilot Kent Pietsch was flying his “Jelly Belly” 1942 Interstate Cadet after the show Saturday evening when the small plane crashed.

The plan was reportedly flying low and slowly when it hit the ground.

Pietsch was sent to hospital and is in stable condition, according to Vander Dungen.

No other injuries were reported.

One of the performers at the Wetaskiwin Air Show is in hospital after his small plane went down just after takeoff.

Kent Pietsch spent the day wowing the crowd with his aerobatic abilities in his 1942 Interstate Cadet.

But Air show president Dean Billingsley says Pietsch decided to go back up after the air show was over, when something went horribly wrong.

"I was just talking to his brother and he said that obviously he (Pietsch) crashed his airplane, but he's in stable condition - - he's fine," remarked Billingsley.

Billingsley says Pietsch is expected to make a full recovery, adding he was alone at the time.

"He was just going to do what pilots do and burn fuel."

A person living near the Wetaskiwin Airport says it appeared the engine of the small plane stopped working right after takeoff, with the plane crashing about 50 feet from the end of the runway.