A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing in a field at Pitt Meadows Airport Sunday afternoon after the suffering a mechanical issue.

According to the Maple Ridge Fire Department, the pilot lost power while approaching the runway.

"We kind of put it down in a soft field," said Cpl. Dean Caughy with the Ridge Meadows RCMP.

The pilot, the plane's only occupant, escaped unharmed and the aircraft sustained minor damage.