05/28/2012 03:04 EDT | Updated 07/28/2012 05:12 EDT

Bullet Hits Yellowknife Float Plane In Mid-Air

Police are investigating after they say a float plane in Yellowknife was hit with a bullet in mid-air on Sunday afternoon.

The plane was damaged during a flight over the southeast side of Latham Island in the Old Town area sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. MT.

The RCMP said the pilot heard the impact during the flight, and inspected the plane after landing.

There was damage to one of the propellers and the engine bonnet. Police say the damage was minor, but could have been life-threatening.

The RCMP are investigating, and are asking anyone with information to contact them.