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Elgin County OPP, Dutton/Dunwich Fire and EMS responded to a report of a downed single engine aircraft last evening June 17th, 2021 at approximately 6:15pm in the area of Leitch St. in Dutton, ON.

Upon arrival police found that the aircraft, a Rutan, Long-EZ, Single engine piston, armature homebuilt aircraft, had gone down short of a grass landing strip and collided with the foundation of a home that was in the process of being built in a new sub division on Leitch St. in Dutton, ON.

The pilot and lone occupant, a 67 year old Dutton resident was extricated from the plane by Dutton/Dunwich Fire Services and then airlifted by Ornge to hospital with serious life altering injuries.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has been contacted and is the lead agency in this case. Further inquiries should be directed to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.