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Firefighting aircraft slides off runway at Manning airport
A firefighting aircraft is seen after it slid off the runway at the Manning Municipal Airport on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Supplied.
Published Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:09PM MDT
Two people were taken to hospital as a precaution Thursday afternoon, after the air tanker they were in slid off the runway at an airport in northern Alberta.
A spokesperson for the Manning Municipal Airport said the incident happened at about 4 p.m. Thursday when a “plane used for firefighting” attempted an emergency landing.
The aircraft ended up crash landing at the end of the runway – the spokesperson said it’s believed they lost control of the steering.
It wasn’t confirmed whether the plane was a water bomber specifically, but officials said it was used for firefighting in Fort McMurray.
The two pilots, the only people on board, were both taken to hospital as a precaution.