The terrifying moment plane narrowly misses hitting car on busy road


This is the terrifying moment a small plane flown by a student pilot swoops down across a busy road in Toronto, narrowly misses a car.

Dashcam footage taken from inside a vehicle driving along an avenue shows the single-engine aircraft coming down seemingly out of nowhere and crashing through a fence on Tuesday.

“That [the] aircraft wasn’t involved in a collision with a vehicle coming through here is quite amazing,” York Regional Police Sgt. Dave Mitchell told CTV Toronto.

The privately-owned airplane’s wing almost smashes into the front of the car — but doesn’t — as it continues across the road and crashed into a ditch.

A male instructor in the plane and a female student weren’t injured, officials said.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said the instructor was piloting the plane at the time of the incident. They’re trying to figure out why the aircraft didn’t gain enough altitude after takeoff from Buttonville Airport in Ontario.