A morning plane crash has taken the life of one man in Powell River. According to reports, the pilot was flying into Powell River from Pitt Meadows when it crashed just before noon.

The plane went down near the Safeway on Joyce Avenue. Captain Dave Bowes of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane and died on scene.

The details as to why the plane crashed are not available at this time. No one else was injured in the incident and no nearby homes or buildings were damaged.