Pilot uninjured after small plane crashes during landing at Billy Bishop Airport
Firefighters at the scene of a small plane crash at Billy Bishop Airport on Feb. 14, 2018.
Rachael D'Amore, CTV News Toronto
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:50PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:27PM EST
A pilot escaped uninjured after a small plane crashed while attempting to land on a runway at Billy Bishop Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
According to a spokesperson from the airport, the incident, which took place at around 3 p.m., involved a small-engine aircraft with only a pilot aboard.
The spokesperson said the plane’s nose gear collapsed while the pilot was trying to land on a runway, causing a crash-landing.
Toronto police, who were also called to the scene, reported that the pilot made it out of the aircraft without injuries and was seen walking around. Paramedics did not transport the pilot to hospital.
“Billy Bishop Airport fire responded as a precaution but there was no fire and no injuries,” spokesperson Jen Brailsford said. “Billy Bishop Airport crews are currently in the process of removing the aircraft from the runway and cleaning up debris.”
Though the crash did not cause a fire, airport fire crews did respond and used suppressing foam around the front of the aircraft.
The main runway at the airport was temporarily closed to allow for an investigation. It reopened shortly before 5 p.m.
The Transportation Safety Board has attended the scene and released it.
While Brailsford initially said they don’t expect the closure to cause “any prolonged delays” to commercial flights, Billy Bishop Airport later tweeted that some delays are still possible while the airport gets "back on schedule."
Feb 14: The main runway has re-opened and flights have resumed. There may be flight delays as we get back on schedule so please check with your airline. Thank you for your patience and apologies to passengers for any inconvenience.— Billy Bishop Airport (@BBishopAirport) February 14, 2018