Traffic can be a real pain in the butt, especially when both cars and planes are involved!
Shocking dashcam footage from Markham, Ontario, captured the moment an unsuspecting driver came within feet of being hit by a crashing plane.
Dramatic video captures plane crash in #Markham that narrowly missed traffic https://t.co/yGli3exAd3 #Toronto https://t.co/lQRSKAqQFe— blogTO (@blogTO)1552482749.0
The pilot and passenger of the plane both suffered minor injuries, but the incident wasn't nearly as deadly as it might have been.
A small plane crashed near Buttonville airport on Tuesday morning. https://t.co/3wO6CKnRLg https://t.co/ovuFrzYa6M— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews Toronto)1552444538.0
PLANE CRASH Sirrus SR20 crashed just north of Buttonville Municipal Airport on 16th Ave; at the end of runway 33. B… https://t.co/peFgopsqOE— Tom Podolec Aviation (@Tom Podolec Aviation)1552416494.0
The highway was shut down so authorities could deal with the incident.
Shocking dashcam video shows the moment the small plane crashed near Toronto’s Buttonville Airport Tuesday – narrow… https://t.co/DYrCYeTLKB— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews Toronto)1552506045.0
Twitter was immensely glad they weren't behind the driver's seat when a PLANE changed lanes unexpectedly.
this is terrifying https://t.co/ewXXmZu6Ri— Robby Chedie (@Robby Chedie)1552503358.0
oh cool this is literally the road i take to and from work every single day https://t.co/vQa363hh7u— i love a big leaf (@i love a big leaf)1552485924.0
Buttonville/Hwy 7 is wild country my friends https://t.co/MBwDGBnLPu— Ashley Audette (@Ashley Audette)1552482852.0
It was pretty easy to crack jokes since everyone walked away safe and sound!
@blogTO @MichaelShanks in NYC: HE CUT ME OFF!!— Jere Artus (@Jere Artus)1552495811.0
@blogTO I’d go buy lottery right after this!— Ashley Tsui 🇨🇦👽🌈🌎🌸 (@Ashley Tsui 🇨🇦👽🌈🌎🌸)1552484557.0
@blogTO My question is...who has right-of-way in this situation?— ****** (@******)1552488734.0
There's no place quite as crazy as the 404...
@blogTO Hwy 401 driver: Man, I hate my commute. Too much congestion, aggressive tailgaters. 404 Driver: Hold my beer— Brett James (@Brett James)1552484481.0
People on social media wondered what it'd be like having to report an accident between your car and a plane.
@blogTO Imagine being in a car accident with a plane— walker (@walker)1552513359.0
@blogTO Imagine having to explain that to the insurance company if they collided “so I was driving along minding my… https://t.co/QzBGGDfu0t— Jason Cartmell (@Jason Cartmell)1552515873.0
Other people were reminded of a classic viral vine:
@blogTO @ian_reid I’M A GIRAFFE! https://t.co/vDJPffAxw3— John Williams (@John Williams)1552513272.0
@blogTO Damn bro 😐 life is a game of inches— Seba Mecha (@Seba Mecha)1552539448.0
This clip certainly makes a case for separating highways and airports by a WIDE margin.
@blogTO I still think having an airport next to major thoroughfares isn’t the best of ideas, this footage reinforces this sentiment.— Ziv W (@Ziv W)1552488203.0
@ashwil17 @blogTO Not sure what happened yet but luckily everyone was ok! A very very lucky pilot and driver. Butto… https://t.co/dnjGhJrkRs— Tim Whaling (@Tim Whaling)1552534850.0
One second could have made all the difference...
@blogTO A timely reminder to always pause for a second as you leave the house and ask ‘Did I just lock the front do… https://t.co/hluNdHBFb3— Peter Ashurst/NPI (@Peter Ashurst/NPI)1552503748.0
Investigators are working to determine how and why the plane crashed, but, in the meantime, we can at least all be grateful that no one was seriously hurt in an accident that could have been a lot worse.
TSB investigates small plane that narrowly missed traffic in crash at Buttonville airport https://t.co/ep9QLiyYvJ https://t.co/Td3aQQr98m— CBC Toronto (@CBC Toronto)1552493806.0