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Updated: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:45:15 GMT | By The Canadian Press, cbc.ca

Plane crashes into Montreal-area backyard



After crashing into this backyard the pilot, who was alone in the aircraft, was taken to hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. Rémy Desjardins

After crashing into this backyard the pilot, who was alone in the aircraft, was taken to hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. Rémy Desjardins

A pilot who had a rough landing in the backyard of a house near Montreal Saturday escaped with minor injuries.

First responders on the scene say the plane managed to avoid hydroelectric wires and the house before crashing in the backyard.

Jean-Guy Ranger, a spokesman for the Longueuil fire department, says the single-engine Cessna hit a gazebo and a spa in the backyard of the home, which is located in a residential area of the St-Hubert district of Longueuil.

Ranger says the young woman, who was alone in the aircraft, was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The plane went down not far from nearby St-Hubert airport, where there are several flying schools.

Police, firefighters and ambulances responded to the scene.

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