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A man is dead after a single engine plane crash near Sylvan Lake

(Courtesy RCMP)

A 70-year-old man from Saskatchewan is dead, following a plane crash near Sylvan Lake.

RCMP were called to a field 13 kilometres outside of the town at around 1:30 pm Saturday afternoon.

The lone occupant was declared dead on scene.

He has been identified as Mike Paul Chysyk of Saskatoon.

It is still unclear what lead to the crash; Sylvan Lake RCMP, Alberta Transportation Safety Board and the Calgary Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.