Pilot of small plane safe after crash landing at Billy Bishop
Fire crews are seen near a small plane that crash-landed on the main runway at Billy Bishop Airport on Feb. 14, 2018. (Chopper 24)
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:41PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:15PM EST
A pilot is safe and uninjured after a small single-engine plane crash-landed on a runway at Billy Bishop Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Toronto paramedics say they were called to a runway at the airport sometime after 3 p.m. for a report of an aircraft without use of the front wheel of its landing gear.
Toronto police say they were called to the airport because the pilot reported encountering engine trouble.
The plane landed on the runway and the pilot made it out of the aircraft and could be seen walking. Paramedics said they would not transport the pilot to hospital.
Ports Toronto spokesperson Jen Brailsford said the plane’s nose gear collapsed upon landing.
Some flights would encounter short delays as crews removed the plane from the airport’s main runway and cleared away debris.
Airport fire crews sprayed the plane with flame suppressing foam.