June 18, 2016 5:13 pm
Updated: June 18, 2016 7:14 pm

‘Quick thinking’ pilot crash lands WWII plane in Ontario field after engine trouble

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum released this photo of a Second World War plane that crash landed in a field near Cayuga, Ont. on June 18, 2016.

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Police are crediting a “quick thinking” pilot for safely landing a single-engine Second World War plane from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in a field near Cayuga, Ont., after experiencing engine trouble.

Ontario Provincial Police said a concerned citizen reported a bright yellow and black plane with serious damage after it crash landed in a field near Highway 3.

The museum confirmed on Twitter that their plane was involved in the crash.

A 64-year-old Haldimand County, Ont. man was flying with a 61-year-old woman from Newington, England on board the 1942 Westland Lysander single-engine plane, which had departed from the Hamilton Airport.

Midway through the flight, police said the pilot experienced engine trouble and was forced to crash land in a field, causing extensive damage.

Police said remarkably no one was injured and the Transportation Safety Board was contacted.

“Due to the quick thinking actions of this experienced pilot, he was able to safely land the aircraft in a field without causing any serious injuries to himself or his passenger,” said Const. Ed Sanchuk.

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