A 54-year male pilot from Morden has passed away following a plane crash Tuesday evening.

At 8:25 pm, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of a plane crash approximately 18 kilometres southwest of Southport.

RCMP and EMS services arrived on the scene and located a crop dusting plane that had crashed into a field. The pilot was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada was notified and was deployed to the site.