Monday, June 16, 2014

ERCO Ercoupe 415-C, CF-KSH: Accident occurred June 16, 2014 at Rockcliffe Airport, Ottawa, Ontario -Canada

RAW Plane crash at Rockcliffe Airport:

A small single-engine plane had a rough landing at the airport Monday. The pilot suffered only minor injuries.
A 73-year-old man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a small, single-engine plane crashed while landing at Rockcliffe Airport Monday morning.

The crash occurred near the west edge of the runway shortly after 11 a.m. The pilot, the only person on board, was out of the aircraft when emergency crews arrived.

Paramedics said the man was suffering from back pain and minor lacerations.

Firefighters said they also on scene trying to contain a fuel spill from the plane. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. It identified the aircraft as a Ercoupe 415-c.

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Scary moments for a senior citizen pilot at Ottawa’s Rockcliffe Airport.

Ottawa Paramedics received a call at 11:08am Monday June 16, 2014, of a small engine plane crashing into the airport fence.  Upon arrival emergency crews found a 73-year old man suffering from back pain and a minor laceration to his forehead.

The pilot is in stable condition at the Ottawa Hospital.

Reports suggest the plane had a fuel leak.

The Ottawa Police and Transport Safety Board are now investigating the crash.