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Float plane makes emergency landing on Fraser

A float plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the South Arm of the Fraser River Wednesday afternoon.

At around 2 p.m., witness Don Pitcairn said he saw the plane floating in the water near Finn Slough in Richmond, east of Steveston. A Coast Guard hovercraft was on scene as the plane was being pulled to shore.

Canadian Coast Guard spokesperson Dan Bate called it a "non event," saying a private float plane with a single pilot on board was experiencing engine trouble and made the determination to land in the Fraser.

The Coast Guard hovercraft responded, but Bate said there were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

A similarly-designed float plane made an emergency landing off Garry Point in 2012. There were no injuries reported.

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