Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Plane crashes after mid-air collision near Kanata

Area where one of two planes is believed to have crash-landed following a mid-air collision in the west end of Ottawa Area where one of two planes is believed to have crash-landed following a mid-air collision in the west end of Ottawa
Melinda Barton | 05 November, 2018, 17:34

In mid-October, an ultra-light plane crashed on a road, narrowly missing a house and leaving the pilot seriously injured.

The pilot of a small passenger plane died after colliding with another aircraft early Sunday and crashing into a field near the capital Ottawa, officials said.

Staff Sgt. Jamie Harper says one plane then crashed into a field and the other managed to land at the Ottawa International Airport.

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

The plane that crashed was a Cessna 150.

Carp is approximately 30 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa.

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

Ottawa police said the accident occurred over the west end of the city just after 10:00 local time.

The Carp Airport said it had no details about the incident.

"One aircraft fell out of the sky and unfortunately there was a fatality", said Beverley Harvey, a senior investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).