Investigation Underway After Fatal Mid-Air Plane Crash In Ottawa

Aircraft Crashes After Mid Air Collision With Another In Canada

Investigation Underway After Fatal Mid-Air Plane Crash In Ottawa

One person has died after two planes collided mid-air over Canada on Sunday morning.

The pilot of the second plane, a twin-engine 11-seat Piper Cheyenne, reported to air traffic control that the first aircraft hit the bottom of his plane and affected his right landing gear.

Paramedics are on the scene, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating.

The Ottawa police said that after the collision, the smaller plane crashed near McGee Side Road while another plane was redirected to Ottawa International Airport.

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.

Following that, it landed safely at the airport. The police said that there are serious injuries and rescue operation is underway.

The Carp airport remains open. Robert Bernier told reporters.

It's not clear what type of aircraft were involved and how the collision occurred.

Police closed off a section of McGee Side Road, near the area where one of the planes crashed.

More details to come.

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