The civil aviation department has weighed in on the accident that claimed the life of 22 year old Christopher Reimer.

Reimer was flying a Polaris Ultralight - which does not conform to a standard air worthiness code. Civil Aviation was aware of the aircraft's presence in Belize, but it had not gotten any official documentation as it is only used for recreational purposes.

And so what happened to the ultralight? Well, according to Civil Aviation it was a mechanical failure, not with the engine, but within the structure as the wings simply collapsed and the aircraft fell to the ground, instantly killing the young pilot.

According to onlookers, he was flying over the village on Sunday at about 100 feet.

Channel 7