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Man injured in single-engine plane crash in rural Nova Scotia: fire chief

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a small, single-engine plane that went down in a farmer's field Thursday, slightly injuring the only person on board.

RCMP in New Glasgow, N.S., say they were notified at about 8 a.m. that the plane was in distress after stalling and attempting to land in the field near Frasers Mountain Road.

Doug Dort, chief of New Glasgow Fire and Rescue, said the plane appeared to land on soft earth and then dig in immediately, causing damage to the aircraft's propeller and under carriage.

"It was a relatively soft crash...but when it flat landed it kind of dug in and stopped right on the spot," he said.

Dort said the man flying the plane sustained some cuts and bruises and was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital. He said he was conscious and speaking to officials as they removed him from inside the plane.

Dort didn't know where the plane had started out or where it was heading. He said the weather at the time was clear.

RCMP are investigating with the Transportation Safety Board.