Saturday, August 04, 2012

Pilot walks away from plane crash in west-end Ottawa

The plane crashed in the bush near the Carp Airport. (CBC)

The pilot of a small plane was able to walk safely away from a crash in the bush near the Carp airport in Ottawa’s rural west end late Saturday afternoon.

 Police said the pilot was not seriously injured, but suffered a few scrapes and bruises. According to one witness, he was able to pull out his cellphone and start making calls.

The twin-engine Zodiac plane was found nose first in the bush in the area of March Road and Diamond View Road, according to Ottawa Fire Service officials.

They said the plane did not catch fire, but there was a small fuel leak.

The pilot was taken away in an ambulance.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.

Police have not yet released the man's name.

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