Police say a 49-year-old pilot is in hospital after making an emergency landing on a Delta highway.

The Amphibian Ultralight aircraft came to rest in the middle of the road yesterday evening.

Officers say the pilot was alone in the plane and suffered non-life threatening injuries but no one on the ground was injured.

Police say the pilot was coming from the King George Airpark and was flying over the Delta area, when it is believed that the plane lost power and was forced to land.