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Small plane en route to Edmonton from B.C. makes emergency landing on road near Hinton

A mechanical issue forced a small plane to land on a road south of Hinton, Alta., on Friday as it was flying from B.C. to Edmonton.
A mechanical issue forced a small plane to land on a road south of Hinton, Alta., on Friday as it was flying from B.C. to Edmonton. Supplied by RCMP

A mechanical issue forced a small plane to land on a road south of Hinton, Alta., on Friday as it was flying from B.C. to Edmonton.

In a news release, RCMP said officers responded to a 911 call about a plane blocking traffic on Robb Road, about 11 kilometres south of Hinton, at 3:42 p.m.

“The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing,” police said. “The plane clipped a fifth wheel while it was landing, but no one was injured.”

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The plane has since been towed off the road and RCMP said the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has been notified to further investigate what happened.

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