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Small plane crashes near St. John's, pilot taken to hospital

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Small plane crashes near St. John's, pilot taken to hospital: The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has taken over the investigation.&nbsp;<br /> © CBC The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has taken over the investigation. 

A pilot who crash landed on an island in Paddy's Pond, on the outskirts of St. John's, was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises on Sunday.

Police, paramedics and personnel from St. John's International Airport emergency services were called to the crash around 7 p.m.

The male pilot, the only person in the ultralight plane, was brought to shore by boaters in the area.

Police describe his injuries as non-life threatening injuries.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the investigation has been turned over to the Transportation Safety Board.

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