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Small plane lands on toll highway north of Toronto: police


October 27, 2021
The Canadian Press


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Markham, ON — Police say a small plane landed on a toll highway north of Toronto on Wednesday morning.

Provincial police Const. Kerry Schmidt says the plane made an emergency landing on Highway 407 just a few minutes after taking off from the Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ont.

He says the small plane, which was carrying a pilot and an instructor, had suffered an engine failure, despite having been recently inspected.

Schmidt says the aircraft landed safely on a wide stretch of highway that wasn’t blocked by power lines.

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He says no cars were affected by the emergency landing.

The airplane was undamaged, and nobody was injured.

“It’s something you don’t see very often,” Schmidt says.

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