Authorities at Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City confirmed that a small plane with one person aboard was involved in an incident Tuesday morning.
Both Quebec City police and firefighters were called in to assist. Quebec City police spokesperson Sandra Dion confirmed one person was taken to hospital.
Police added there was neither smoke nor fire after the crash.
A spokesperson for Quebec City’s main airport said the pilot was conscious following the incident.
“We were told his injuries were not life-threatening,” Laurianne Lapierre told Global News, about the pilot’s condition before being taken to hospital.
Airport authorities said the crash happened during a landing manoeuvre at 9:20 a.m.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said it had been informed of the incident and confirmed the plane involved was a Cessna belonging to Orizon Aviation — a piloting school in Quebec City.
#incident An Orizon Aviation Cessna 172 with 1 passenger on board was involved in an incident at landing on August 1, 2023 at 9:20 am. Emergency services were immediately deployed. Flight delays are expected. Check your flight status before going to YQB.
— Aéroport de Québec (@QuebecYQB) August 1, 2023
The TSB said it was still collecting information regarding the incident and it was too soon to say whether a team of investigators would be deployed.