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.