Plane crashes into field after mid-air collision in Ottawa’s west end

Erika Holt
November 5, 2018

After the mid-air collision, police say the smaller plane crashed into a field, the other was redirected to the Ottawa International Airport.

Paramedics say one person is dead after two small planes collided mid-air in Ottawa on Sunday morning.

A CTV Ottawa reporter said the incident took place at Carp Airport - a popular home base for Canada's general aviation enthusiasts.

Police have closed a section of McGee Side Road between the 417 westbound offramp and William Mooney Road.

Following that, it landed safely at the airport.

"It's stunning because we have a plane at Carp and most of our friends are pilots", she said.

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Ottawa Paramedics superintendent Tom Capyk said first responders arrived to find a plane in flames and one passenger still inside.

The Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to the crash site.

Emergency crews at Ottawa airport.

The incident happened around 10:00 a.m.

Witnesses said the plane that landed at Ottawa airport, a twin-engine 11-seat Piper Cheyenne, was occupied by a father and son, according to CTV.

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