Downed Cessna Just An RC

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Police and ambulance vehicles rushed to the scene of a reported plane crash in the Vancouver, British Columbia suburb of Surrey last Sunday but were relieved to find that it was only someone's dreams that had been shattered. According to the Vancouver Sun, a woman and her young son called 911 after they saw the 1.5-meter radio-controlled model of a Cessna go down in a field next to one of Surrey's busiest streets. The field is often used by RC enthusiasts. From there, the case of mistaken identity took on a life of its own. Media outlets monitoring the police and ambulance radio channels began broadcasting bulletins about the "crash." And the authorities responded in force. "We sent all our cars down there thinking there was a small ultralight or a small plane that had crashed but after going there we determined it was a model Cessna," said Cpl. Steven Han of the Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (Either that, or Vancouver is populated by giants.)