Sylvan Lake and Eckville Fire Departments respond to fatal plane crash

On Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 1:29 p.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP along with the Eckville Fire Department and Associated EMS were dispatched

On Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 1:29 p.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP along with the Eckville Fire Department and Associated EMS were dispatched to a report of a plane crash in a rural area about 13 kilometres west of Sylvan Lake.

Upon arrival, a small single engine 2 seat air plane was discovered in a cultivated field. The lone occupant of the aircraft was found deceased on scene. Witnesses to the crash have been identified and are assisting with the investigation.

Investigators with the Transportation Safety Board are now on scene to assist with the investigation. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

The aircraft is registered out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

With the families permission, the identity of the deceased is as follows:

Mike Paul Chysyk, 70 years old, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

This is a joint investigation between the Sylvan Lake RCMP, Alberta Transportation Safety Board and the Calgary Medical Examiner’s Office.

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