A driver of a Toronto-area tow truck stated that he was lucky to be alive after a small plane crashed on the road and misses him, somewhere near Buttonville Airport in Markham, on Tuesday afternoon. The driver, named Chan, said that it was his day off and he was on his way to meet his family for lunch when the accident took place.
He said that the plane just came in front of him and that he has tried to dodge it when he saw that the plane crashed. He also said that the place came from the side, and not from a nose dive.
The driver got out of this truck to see if the people were ok, and then he saw them getting out of the plane.
The aircraft was almost of “two car lengths” away from his truck when the accident happened. After it happened, seeing how much luck he actually had, he rushed to buy lottery tickets, hoping that he would still be lucky.
What’s the reason behind the crash?
The TSB (that’s short for Transportation Safety Board) is still investigating the reason behind the crash of the white Cirrus SR20.
TSB stated that the plane went down around 2 p.m on Tuesday, on an embankment of the 16th Avenue, that’s near Highway 404, which is a busy multi-lane highway.
The pilot, male, and a female passenger were not injured, even if the plane is crashed. One of them is a flying instructor, and the other one is a newly licensed pilot.
On Twitter, the TSB stated that the crash was a runway excursion” which means that the plane overshot the runway.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.