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Plane crashes into field after mid-air collision in Ottawa’s west end

05 November 2018
Plane crashes into field after mid-air collision in Ottawa’s west end

Ottawa police are investigating after a mid-air collision involving two aircraft happened in Carp, Ont., Sunday morning. The plane which crashed was a smaller one.

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

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

There was reportedly one person overseas the crashed plane, while the second aircraft carried two, a father and son.

Police say it is not yet known how many people were aboard each aircraft.

Witnesses said the plane that landed at Ottawa airport, a twin-engine 11-seat Piper Cheyenne, was occupied by a father and son, according to CTV. The aircraft sustained minor damage.

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

Paramedic were quick to arrive to the scene and the injured person was rushed to the hospital.

The Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to the crash site.