An ultra-light plane was forced to make an emergency landing Friday morning on Highway 640 in Terrebonne.

The plane took off from the Mascouche Airport but soon after, the pilot realized the plane was having engine trouble.

With homes and woods in the area, the pilot, who is in his late 20s or early 30s, had no choice but to land on the highway.

Following protocol, the pilot tried to land in the direction of traffic flow, but the plane clipped a grey Nissan Sentra and did a 180-degree turn.

The plane landed about eight kilometres west of the airport. No one was injured in the incident.

Pierre Boudreault of the Mascouche Pilots’ Association said the plane’s intact propeller indicates the engine must have cut in mid-air and he is convinced it was not pilot error.

The landing is now under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board.

The highway was closed for a time in the morning but was reopened around noon.