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Pilot comes to Hard Landing in Lincoln

Source: The St. Catharines Standard

The pilot of a small Cessna plane escaped injury Sunday afternoon after coming in for a hard landing in his own field in the Town of Lincoln.

Emergency crews were called around 2:25 p.m. after reports a plane crashed off Merritt Road near King Street.

The private plane, which had minor damage because of the crash, is owned by a resident at 4241 Merritt Rd. It is kept in a hanger behind the property.

Niagara Regional Police Const. Collyn Steckley said police are not investigating the crash.

Information has been passed to Transport Canada, which will decide whether or not to investigate further, Steckley said.

“The nature of having a plane and owning a flying a plane is up to Transport Canada. They’re the ones that regulate the operation of aircraft in Canada,” Steckley said.

“They’ll make a determination of the legalities of his ownership and operation of this aircraft.”

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