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Plane crashes at Paddy’s Pond


Published on July 16, 2017

The wing and tale of a small two-seater plane protrudes from the trees after it crashed onto an island in Paddy’s Pond on the Trans-Canada Highway Sunday

©Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

A small two-seater homemade plane crashed onto an island in Paddy’s Pond on the Trans-Canada Highway Sunday evening around 7 p.m.

Paddy's Pond is shown in a Google map.

©Screen grab

The pilot, a middle-aged man, managed to get out of the plane on his own, observers said.

In its overnight report, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the pilot had been brought to shore by boaters in the area. 

There was no one else in the aircraft.

He was picked up from the island by the St. John’s Regional Fire Department’s  coldwater rescue team in a small watercraft.

The man was assessed by Eastern Health paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

The Investigation has been turned over to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.