TORONTO - An airplane crashed into a home north of Toronto Sunday night, injuring the pilot and disturbing a family's Father's Day dinner.
The pilot of the single-engine Cessna 172 four-seater suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the plane slammed into the home three kilometres from the runway where it had taken off.
No one in the house was injured, but about 150 litres of fuel leaked from the plane.
Officials don't know what caused the plane to crash, but a Richmond Hill fire official said the plane appeared to have lost power on takeoff. It crashed through a sliding glass door on a second-storey balcony.
The pilot was apparently speaking coherently to paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
York Region police said the plane was rented by the 40-year-old pilot at the nearby Buttonville airport.
Ministry of Transportation investigators have been called to look into the crash.