‘82-yo pilot’ killed in two-plane mid-air collision over Ottawa
Two planes have collided in mid-air over Ottawa, Canadian police report. A smaller aircraft has crashed in a field, killing the pilot, while the larger one was redirected for landing.
The planes collided over the city’s west end in Carp, Ontario on Sunday morning local time. Police have confirmed that both planes involved in the incident were light aircraft.
Police and paramedics are attending the crash site. The pilot of the crashed plane was killed in the incident, Ottawa paramedics have confirmed. The man was 82-years-old and a recreational pilot, a CTV Ottawa reporter said, citing informed sources.
Tragedy at Carp Airport in West Ottawa where we can confirm 2 planes collided mid-air this morning and one person has sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of crashing into a nearby field - the larger plane landed safely @FlyYOW@ctvottawapic.twitter.com/ha14AiyCIA— Mike Arsalides (@MArsalidesCTV) November 4, 2018
The second plane, which was reportedly carrying a father and a son, sustained minor damages in the collision and was redirected to the Ottawa international airport. The plane landed there safely and its occupants were unharmed during the incident.
Confirmation from @OttawaParamedic man has died following crash - witnesses say 82 year old man who was in the plane that crashed was a recreational pilot who didn’t rarely travelled very far from the @CarpAirport @ctvottawa pic.twitter.com/a8l0AEnAk8— Mike Arsalides (@MArsalidesCTV) November 4, 2018
The incident unfolded just outside Carp Airport – a popular center for Canada’s general aviation enthusiasts.
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