A pilot who had a rough landing in the backyard of a house near Montreal Saturday escaped with minor injuries.

First responders on the scene say the plane managed to avoid hydroelectric wires and the house before crashing in the backyard.

Jean-Guy Ranger, a spokesman for the Longueuil fire department, says the single-engine Cessna hit a gazebo and a spa in the backyard of the home, which is located in a residential area of the St-Hubert district of Longueuil.

Ranger says the young woman, who was alone in the aircraft, was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The plane went down not far from nearby St-Hubert airport, where there are several flying schools.

Police, firefighters and ambulances responded to the scene.