Plane from Medicine Hat makes emergency landing on Calgary street

By Charles Lefebvre and Leah Murray
April 25, 2018 - 8:09am Updated: April 25, 2018 - 7:27pm

 

CALGARY, AB – A small plane flying from Medicine Hat was forced to make an emergency landing on a Calgary street Wednesday morning.

The plane made a forced landing on 36th Street NE in Calgary shortly before 6 a.m. The street is closed from 12th Avenue to 16th Avenue.

The plane was carrying four passengers and two crew members, and there were no injuries reported.

According to FlightAware, a website which tracks both private and commercial aircraft in North America, the plane is registered to Super T Aviation, and departed from the Medicine Hat Regional Airport at 4:45 a.m. It was scheduled to land at Calgary International Airport

According to a news release from Super T Aviation, the Piper Navajo plane made an emergency landing “due to a loss of power of unknown cause”.

The Transportation Safety Board has been called in to investigate, according to the Calgary Police Service

Terri Super, owner of Super T Aviation, is en route to Calgary to ensure the well being of the crew and passengers and to aid the Transportation Safety Board with their investigation.

“Super T Aviation will be cooperating fully with the Transportation Safety Board in their investigation to determine a cause,” read the statement from Super.

The plane can be seen landing near the end of this surveillance video from Eastside Dodge in Calgary.

 

We will update this story when more information becomes available.

CHAT News has confirmed all four passengers on board are employed with Connacher Oil and Gas.

Connacher is a Calgary-based business that operates in the Athabasca Oilsands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.

CEO Merle Johnson said the four were heading up to the area for work.

Johnson said the workers will instead be going back home to Medicine Hat to spend some time with family and loved ones before heading back to work next week.

“At Connacher here, our main focus is on their safety, and we’re very grateful there were no physical injuries sustained to the passengers or the crew in this incident,” he said in a phone interview.

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