Plane crashes while trying to land at Buttonville airport: police

A pilot escaped uninjured after a small plane crashed Wednesday night near Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham.

Ontario Provincial Police said the plane was attempting to land at the airport when, for unknown reasons, it crashed near the 404 Freeway exit ramp at 16th Avenue.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene just before 9:00 pm and found a damaged plane with one of its wings ripped off.

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Police said the pilot, the sole occupant on board the plane, was not physically injured.

The cause of the accident is unknown.

Police said the freeway ramp to 16th Avenue is closed for investigation.

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