Mid-air collision over Montreal mall leaves 1 dead (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Mid-air collision over Montreal mall leaves 1 dead (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
One person has died and at least three others are injured after two planes collided above a Montreal shopping mall.

The pilot of one plane was killed in the crash while the other pilot is reported to be critically injured, according to CBC News. At least two other people were injured in the incident.

The two small Cessna 152 planes collided mid-air in Saint-Bruno on Montreal's South Shore just before 1 pm Friday according to Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux, who expressed his condolences to the family of the victim and commended the first responders.

Police said the cause of the crash is unknown but it appears to be accidental.

One of the planes reportedly smashed into the roof of the Promenades Saint-Bruno shopping mall while the other crashed into the parking lot. The shopping center was evacuated.

Canada's Transportation Safety Board confirmed to CBC News that the two planes belong to Cargair, a flight and pilot training school based in nearby Saint-Hubert.

The agency also said it was deploying a team of investigators to the site to assist Longueuil police department with the investigation