No one injured after plane crash lands on Delta highway

Police believe small aircraft lost power, forcing it to land on Highway 91.

A small plane made a crash landing on Highway 91 in Delta shortly before 6:30 p.m. April 22. No one was seriously injured.



The pilot of a small plane escaped serious injury after making an emergency landing on a busy Delta highway Wednesday evening.

Police say engine failure was to blame for a plane making a hard landing on Highway 91 between 64 and 72 Avenues at about 6:30 p.m. – at the tail end of rush hour on the four-lane thoroughfare.

The 49-year-old pilot had taken off from nearby King George Airpark in South Surrey when police say it’s believed the ultralight-type aircraft lost power.

The pilot was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other vehicles involved and no other injuries.

“It was rush-hour traffic, so the possibilities were very big as to what could have happened, but he [the pilot] was able to bring it down in a fairly controlled yet hard landing,” said RCMP Cpl. Peter Sommerville.

The highway’s southbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted around the area until about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Police and the Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

– with files from CBC

 

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