Police and emergency services personnel investigate a powered hang glider crash in a Spallumcheen field Thursday morning. The unidentified pilot was believed to have been on a training flight

Police and emergency services personnel investigate a powered hang glider crash in a Spallumcheen field Thursday morning. The unidentified pilot was believed to have been on a training flight

Hang glider crashes in Spallumcheen field

A powered hang glider piloted by an individual on a training flight crashed into a Spallumcheen field...Pilot believed to have perished.

Emergency personnel are on the scene of an powered hang glider crash in a field on Back Enderby Road in Spallumcheen.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP report that at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, emergency crews were called to a field in the 5600 block for a report of an ultralight plane crash.

“Emergency crews arrived at the scene and have determined that the aircraft is a powered hang glider, it is a non-registered aircraft,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “It was being operated by pilot who was on a training flight at the time.”

Indications are the pilot lost control of the craft and collided with the ground. It is believed at this time the pilot died in the crash as the coroners department has been called in to investigate.

The age and where the pilot is from are not being released at this time.

The crash remains under investigation by the RCMP and the coroner.