By Katrina Clarke – Spectator Reporter

A floatplane pilot avoided disaster Saturday morning after the plane’s engine stopped midflight.

Hamilton police said a pilot called them Saturday at 11 a.m. after their plane, a Challenger II manufactured by Quad City, experienced engine failure midflight.

The pilot landed the ultralight floatplane safely, 200 to 300 metres from Van Wagner’s Beach. Waves eventually pushed it in onto shore.

No injuries were reported.

Police said the Ministry of Transportation and the Transportation Safety Board had both been notified and would be investigating.

As of Saturday afternoon, the plane’s owner was still working on removing it from the beach.