Small plane crashes during landing at Quebec City airport, pilot taken to hospital

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Small plane crashes at Quebec City airport during landing, pilot injured
WATCH: A video captures the moment a small plane crashed while landing at Quebec City's Jean Lesage International Airport. The pilot was conscious following the incident and taken to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. – Aug 1, 2023

Authorities at Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City confirmed that a small plane with one person aboard was involved in an incident Tuesday morning.

Both Quebec City police and firefighters were called in to assist. Quebec City police spokesperson Sandra Dion confirmed one person was taken to hospital.

Police added there was neither smoke nor fire after the crash.

A spokesperson for Quebec City’s main airport said the pilot was conscious following the incident.

“We were told his injuries were not life-threatening,” Laurianne Lapierre told Global News, about the pilot’s condition before being taken to hospital.

Airport authorities said the crash happened during a landing manoeuvre at 9:20 a.m.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said it had been informed of the incident and confirmed the plane involved was a Cessna belonging to Orizon Aviation — a piloting school in Quebec City.

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The TSB said it was still collecting information regarding the incident and it was too soon to say whether a team of investigators would be deployed.

Just before noon, Lapierre said a towing operation to remove the plane from the crash site was in place and that the priority was to resume operations.

Earlier in the day, airport authorities warned the incident could lead to flight delays and reminded passengers to check on the status of their flights before heading out.

— With a file from The Canadian Press


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