1 killed as two planes crash mid-air

Clay Curtis
November 5, 2018

Witnesses told CTV Ottawa that a smaller plane hit a larger plane and the smaller aircraft then crashed into a field near McGee Side Road in Carp.

Paramedics say one person is dead after two small planes collided mid-air in Ottawa on Sunday morning.

Deschamps said no one in the other plane was reported to have injuries.

The second plane, a turboprop Piper PA-42, was rerouted to Ottawa's global airport, where it landed safely, a Transport Canada spokesperson told AFP, adding that the incident was under investigation.

Ottawa paramedics responded to the crash and pronounced the occupant of the Cessna dead at the scene.

Following that, it landed safely at the airport.

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It crashed within a couple of kilometres of Carp Airport, located 30 kilometres west of Ottawa.

It's not clear what type of aircraft were involved in the collision.

"The Transportation Safety Bureau has been engaged on this incident and will be taking carriage of the investigation".

Emergency crews at Ottawa airport.

Police have closed a section of McGee Side Road between the 417 westbound offramp and William Mooney Road.

More details to come.

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