Piper PA-31 losses power and makes emergency landing on busy street of Calgary

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A small plane Piper PA-31 Navajo with 6 people on board made an emergency landing on busy street of Calgary on Wednesday morning. Police officials said that the plane was headed towards Calgary Airport when pilot radioed that the aircraft was low on fuel and made emergency landing on the street.

The aircraft landed safely with no injuries sustained among the four passengers and two crew members. The plane remained on the street during the busy morning commute and police set up detours around the scene.

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Acting District Chief Jason Graham of the Calgary Fire Department said the pilot did “an amazing job” to land the plane safely. Graham said a crane will be brought in from the airport to lift the plane onto a flatbed truck.

The plane, registered to Super T Aviation said in a statement that the plane was forced to land “due to a loss of power of unknown cause.”

Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Mike Adam said it’s too early to speculate on a cause for the emergency landing and for now they’ll be collecting all data’s, conduct witness interviews and examine the photograph of the wreckage.

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