A small airplane crashed and ended up on a road near an airport on Markham, Ont. on Monday.
York Regional Police (YRP) confirmed a plane crash took place on 16th Avenue, between Woodbine Ave. and Highway 404, near Buttonville Municipal Airport.
— YRP Duty Office (@YRPDutyOffice) January 16, 2023
“Everyone is safe and accounted for at this time,” YRP said in on Twitter after the crash.
Officers are asking drivers to avoid 16th Avenue between Woodbine Avenue and Highway 404.
Paramedics said they received an emergency call just after noon and assessed two patients after the crash. Neither required transportation to a hospital.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences, is deploying a team of investigators to gather information on what led to the incident.
— TSB of Canada (@TSBCanada) January 16, 2023
"The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators following today’s accident involving a Slingsby T67C aircraft near Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence," they said in a statement on their website.
A few hours later, several videos have surfaced online showing the plane crash on the highway.
A video uploaded by CP24 on Twitter shows the aftermath of the crash on the highway, with the plane surrounded by paramedics and the police.
— CP24 (@CP24) January 16, 2023
Another dramatic video uploaded by BlogTO on Twitter captured the plane crashing in Markham and that it nearly missed hitting a car on the road.
— blogTO (@blogTO) March 13, 2019
It's still unclear why the pilot landed on the roadway.