Paramedics say one person is dead after two small planes collided in mid-air over Ottawa‘s west end just after 10 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Ottawa police said that one of the aircraft crashed into a field near McGee Side Road just east of the 417 in Carp in rural west Ottawa. A spokesperson for Ottawa paramedics said an occupant of that plane was pronounced dead on the scene.
The other aircraft was redirected to Ottawa International Airport and landed safely, sustaining only minor damage. No injuries were reported aboard that plane.
It’s not known how many people were aboard each aircraft, or how exactly the collision occurred.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating.
The crash is the second in the Carp area in less than a month.
In mid-October, an ultra-light plane crashed on a road, narrowly missing a house and leaving the pilot seriously injured.
— With a file from the Canadian Press
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