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Small plane makes unscheduled landing in Gatineau park

Three people escaped injury Saturday afternoon after their small plane unexpectedly touched down in a Gatineau, Que., park.

All 3 people on board were unhurt

This small plane came to rest in Gatineau's Parc de la Baie at around 5 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2019. All three people on board were unhurt. (Radio-Canada)

Three people escaped injury Saturday afternoon after their small plane made an unscheduled landing in a Gatineau, Que., park.

The plane touched down in Parc de la Baie at around 5 p.m., according to the Gatineau Police Service.

Paramedics said the three people on board — one pilot and two passengers — were unhurt.

According to the Canadian Civil Aircraft Registry, the plane is owned by Ottawa Biplane Adventures and is based out of the Ottawa-Rockcliffe Airport.

Local authorities told Radio-Canada they believe the plane suffered a mechanical issue.

Gatineau police say they're now trying to contact the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, which has a mandate to investigate incidents like Saturday's unexpected landing.

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