Aircraft lands on highway

It was an intense couple of seconds as an aircraft was forced to land on a highway in Surrey Friday night.

At approximately 6:42 p.m. Surrey RCMP received a report of a small aircraft that had landed on Highway 17 at Tannery Road.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the small plane encountered some difficulties and was forced to land on the highway.

No vehicles or the plane itself were damaged. The occupants of the plane were uninjured.

The investigation is still in its early stages and the cause has yet to be determined.

One lane of Highway 17 Westbound remains closed in the vicinity of the scene.

The Transportation Safety Board has been advised of the incident and are on scene conducting the investigation.

Anyone with more information, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file number 2019-87849.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

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