A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at the Abbotsford Airport on Friday afternoon.
At approximately 4 p.m. Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and two ambulances were called to the airport in preparation for the landing.
Ass. Fire Chief Ron Hull said the plane had a mechanical issue with its landing gear.
The plane approached the runway with its landing gear only partially down. The pilot made a “belly landing” and skidded across the tarmac, spewing sparks.
The plane slowed, turned slightly to the left and came to a stop.
The pilot immediately jumped from the aircraft, and ran away from the scene as emergency crews rushed in to ensure a fire did not ignite.
Hull said the pilot was the only person in the plane and sustained no injuries.