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CNE Air Show plane skids off runway into ditch at Toronto Pearson International Airport, no injuries reported


Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:02 PM -

An air show plane doing a practice run for the Canadian National Exhibition Air Show in Toronto skidded off the runway into a ditch at Pearson International Airport, say officials. 

Authorities say no one was injured, including the two pilots on board at the time. 

According to Peel Regional Police, the incident occurred when the plane's landing gear collapsed Friday around 1:30 p.m. 

Air show spokeswoman Colleen McCourt tells The Canadian Press the aircraft was out doing a practice run when the "minor incident'' occurred. 

Damage is still being assessed and it is not yet clear whether or not the plane could fly as scheduled over the long weekend, she adds. 

Numerous other jets and aircraft were practicing for the Canadian International Air Show, which runs Saturday, Sunday and Labour Day Monday on the city's waterfront. 

BELOW: GoPro dash cam footage of an air show plane in the air (unrelated to the incident)

With files form The Canadian Press

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