Whitehorse emergency crews rushed to Whistle Bend late in the afternoon on Nov. 9 in response to a light aircraft that had made a hard landing in a snow bank beside Casca Boulevard.
The plane could be seen crashed and buried up to its underbelly in snow as crews detoured traffic away from the area.
A small aircraft has made an emergency landing along Casca Blvd. No injuries. Please avoid this area if possible. Area restricted.
— Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services (@WhitehorseFire1) November 9, 2022
Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services took to Twitter to ask people to avoid the area. They stated that no injuries have been reported.
In a post to social media later that night, Whitehorse Fire said crews attended the scene just before 4 p.m.
The single-engine aircraft had made an emergency landing along Casca Boulevard.
There were two occupants in the plane, and both had exited uninjured before emergency responders got to the scene, Whitehorse Fire says.
No fuel leaked and no hazards remained. The plane occupants were transferred to paramedics.
The plane will now be dismantled and removed from the site for inspection. The incident is under investigation by RCMP and Transport Canada, the post says.
The craft’s tail number reveals it to be a 1958 Piper airplane belonging to an Alaskan company, according to U.S. Department of Transportation records.