Piper Cherokee forced to make an emergency landing on Quebec highway

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday.

A video surfaced on social media early Thursday morning which displayed a pilot who was forced to land their Piper PA-28 Cherokee on Highway 40 in Quebec City.

According to reports, at roughly 10:30 a.m., the pilot called the Quebec City Fire Department asking for permission to land on the stretch of highway in the middle of live traffic. The pilot touched down just a few kilometres south of Jean-Lesage International Airport.

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A Quebec City Fire Department spokesman told the press the plane had landed safely when emergency crews arrived, and that the pilot was not injured.

Quebec Provincial Police also told reporters that the emergency landing was prompted by a mechanical problem on the aircraft.

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