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CNE air show plane has nose gear collapse on Pearson runway

Emergency crews were called to a runway at Pearson International Airport on Friday afternoon after the nose gear on a CNE air show plane collapsed.

Peel Police confirm a call came in around 1:30 p.m. about a small plane that reportedly lost its nose gear.

“A twin-seat airplane from the airshow had its landing gear collapse on the runway,” Const. Thomas Ruttan said. “Both pilots are okay, no injuries.”

Recent airshow mishaps

Sept. 3, 1989: Canadian Forces Snowbird pilot Shane Antaya dies when his Canadair CT-114 Tutor crashes into Lake Ontario following a mid-air collision.

Sept. 2, 1995: Seven Royal Air Force crew members die when their Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2P stalls during a low-altitude turn and crashes into Lake Ontario.

Sept. 4, 2000: Two Snowbirds collide in mid-air on their way to the air show and are forced to make an emergency landing.