Dashcam video shows near miss at airport in Markham

A driver near Markham getting the shock of their life yesterday.

Dashcam footage posted to Instagram by user JayArianne shows a small plane barely at the Buttonville Airport missing vehicles on 16th Avenue near the 404 around 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon as it skimmed close to the ground.

Officials tell CTV News Toronto the Cirrus SR20 aircraft failed to get enough altitude during takeoff and crashed through a fence, barely missing traffic on the road, before crashing into a ditch.

Amazingly, no one was hurt, including the male instructor and female student in the plane.