Three people walked away from a plane crash at the airport in Rockcliffe on Thursday, Nov. 17.
Shortly after 2 p.m., the Ottawa Paramedics received a call regarding a small plane that had crashed off the runway, near the taxi lane at the Rockcliffe Flying Club.
Ottawa Fire Service spokesperson Marc Messier said landing gear of the four-seater Cessna aircraft may have collapsed, leaving the three people on board lucky to walk away unharmed.
“The plane is sitting on its belly, with the cab still intact and some front end damage,” Messier said. “No real bad damage to the cab, which was lucky for the passengers to be able to walk away from the plane.”
Paramedics assessed the 54-year-old pilot and a 48-year-old male passenger was treated for a minor cut on his hand. Both the 48-year-old and another 54-year-old passenger were treated for shock. None of those who were aboard the plane were transported to hospital.
J.P. Trottier, spokesperson for the Ottawa Paramedics, said it appears the plane had a hard landing.
When contacted, the Rockcliffe Flying Club said they were unable to comment on the incident.