A single-engine plane was forced to land near Shirleys Bay in Ottawa's west end Tuesday afternoon.

The plane's lone occupant was uninjured, Ottawa Fire Services said.

The Beechcraft civilian plane went down on Rifle Road near Carling Avenue around 2 p.m., according to Ottawa police.

The plane sustained heavy damage — photos from the scene show one wing crumpled.

The fire service said in a tweet that an Ottawa-area airport had received a mayday signal before the plane went down.

Emergency vehicles are on scene but police said the plane is off the road.