Police have confirmed that everyone survived the crash of a sky-diving plane on Friday afternoon.
An RCMP release says the pilot of the Cessna 182 made a distress call shortly after 2 o’clock, when the aircraft suffered a “major engine failure”.
The aircraft was carrying five skydivers at the time, and at around 5,000 feet, the pilot advised the jumpers to evacuate the faltering plane.
The pilot was then able to successfully land the plane in a field west of the 269 road, in the Grandhaven area. Remarkably, the only damage the aircraft suffered was from the engine failure itself.
All five of the skydivers landed safely in the vicinity of the landfill and no injuries have been reported.
Photo – An RCMP officer investigates Friday’s crash. Jon Zacks – Energeticcity.ca.