1 dead after 2 planes crash

Paramedics say one person is dead after two small planes crashed mid-air in Ottawa on Sunday morning.Ottawa police say the collision occurred over the west end of the city just after 10 a.m.Staff Sgt. Jamie Harper says one plane then crashed into a field and the other managed to land at the Ottawa International Airport.A spokesman for Ottawa paramedics, Marc-Antoine Deschamps, says one person who was in the plane that crashed in the field was pronounced dead on scene.Deschamps says no injuries were reported from the other plane.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says the plane at the airport sustained minor damage.Police say it is not yet known how many people were aboard each aircraft.Police told CTVNews.ca that the other aircraft involved was safely rerouted to Ottawa International Airport.
Senior Transportation Safety Board investigator Beverley Harvey later told reporters that the wreckage of the other plane will be taken to a nearby laboratory for testing.“We’ll be looking at the operations of the companies or the people involved, we’ll be looking at the history of the pilots (and) we’ll also look at the environmental factors such as weather,” Harvey said.Carp resident Carol McNally said the incident was upsetting, especially considering that another plane went down in the area in recent weeks.

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