Landing gear of CNE air show plane malfunctions at Pearson
Watch above: Peter Kim reports on the close call two pilots scheduled to fly at the CNE’s air show faced at Pearson Friday.
TORONTO – A plane scheduled to fly during this weekend’s air show had trouble Friday afternoon when its landing gear collapsed at Pearson International Airport.
No one was injured in the accident that happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon but emergency vehicles were on scene.
Police say the landing gear collapsed upon landing at the airport. Before landing, the plane had been flying as part of a practice run for this weekend’s air show.
The issue was corrected and the plane was able to taxi back to the terminal.
The yellow plane is a North American Harvard MK. IV that was first build in 1937 and first used in Canada in 1939.
The planes were used primarily as training planes in Canada during the Second World War according to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
The air show starts Saturday at 1 p.m. and is one of the oldest attractions at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)—having taken place for 65 years.
The air show is still expected to go ahead as scheduled.
This year’s show is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
The accident did not affect regular flights at the airport.