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Hard landing at YYJ

A pilot suffered only minor injuries after his 'unique' aircraft made a hard landing at Victoria International Airport Monday afternoon.

CTV News Vancouver Island reports that the man was flying an autogryo, which is similar to a helicopter but its main horizontal rotor is not powered when it crashed down between two runways around 12:30 p.m.

The pilot was taken to the hospital. 

A TSB spokesperson said it's the first time in the decade he's been on the job that he's seen a hard landing involving an autogyro. 

The agency is still gathering information on the incident.

Two runways were temporarily closed but the airport's director of operations and safety Ken Gallant said operations weren't majorly affected.



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