Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cessna 182P Skylane, C-FBNC: Incident occurred April 22, 2018 in Outaouais, Quebec, Canada


Lieut. Patrick Barbary of the Chelsea Fire Department said a pilot decided to land his plane on Highway 5 in western Quebec on April 22, 2018, because he feared his engine was about to fail.


A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon on Highway 5 in western Quebec.

The pilot landed at around 4 p.m. on a northbound stretch of the highway near Old Chelsea Road, about 15 kilometres northwest of downtown Ottawa, according to the Sûreté du Québec.

The provincial police force said no one was injured and the plane was not damaged. 

Traffic, however, was disrupted nearby as emergency crews rushed to the scene.

Lieut. Patrick Barbary of the Chelsea Fire Department told Radio-Canada the pilot decided to land because he feared his plane's engine was about to fail.

Barbary said that such a malfunction would be extremely rare.

By Sunday evening, the pilot was in the process of getting the plane towed away from the highway's shoulder.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.cbc.ca

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