Small plane makes an emergency landing in Ottawa
Jenn Pritchard, Newstalk 580 CFRA
Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:50PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:40PM EST
A scary few minutes for a pilot in the capital as he was forced to make an emergency landing on a strip of road in the city's west end.
The single engine plane landed on Rifle Road near Carling just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
The pilot was the only person on board and suffered no injuries.
Witness, Tirique Mayers spoke with the pilot not long after the plane came down.
"He would have landed on the road he said, but he hit a speed limit sign, which brought him off the road," he explained. "He didn't land in the ditch but he landed on the side of the road just outside my workplace."
Mayers said his colleagues witnessed the plane dip and it made it want to go out and check on the pilot.
He said the pilot was in good spirits despite the emergency landing.
Carling/Riffle Rd: 1 occupant uninjured. Firefighters remain on scene to stabilize aircraft. Additional safety measures to ensure no fuel leak present/containment. #ottnews #otttraffic #emergencylanding pic.twitter.com/1iy1V1MOes— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) November 21, 2017
We are responding to reports of a small plane forced landing on Shirley Blvd at Rifle Rd. Although the plane has significant damage, there are no injuries to the four passengers. #ottnews— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) November 21, 2017
Crews enroute to Allbirch Rd & Constance Bay Rd for reported small aircraft in distress. Mayday received at Airport. No other details. Slow Down. Move Over for emergency vehicles. #ottnews #otttraffic pic.twitter.com/9Nzn5j5uVj— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) November 21, 2017