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Plane lands on Hwy. 407 in Markham

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A small plane landed on the eastbound lanes of Highway 407 in Markham Wednesday morning. Police stated that the plane was forced to land on the highway due to mechanical issues – Oct 27, 2021

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Highway 407 in Markham early Wednesday morning, York Regional Police say.

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 10:45 a.m.

Police said a small plane landed on the eastbound lanes, just east of the Woodbine off-ramp.

The plane had originally taken off from Buttonville Airport and police said it experienced mechanical failure a few minutes into the flight.

Click to play video: 'Plane makes emergency landing on Highway 407 in Markham' Plane makes emergency landing on Highway 407 in Markham
Plane makes emergency landing on Highway 407 in Markham – Oct 27, 2021

“Good foresight in respect to the pilots involved to be able to find a safe location to put the airplane down. Did that with no damage to the airplane,” said Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

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A pilot and instructor were on board at the time. Neither were injured.

There were no other reported injuries.

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