Mid-air small plane collision in Ottawa kills one person

Mid-air small plane collision in Ottawa kills one person

One person died after a mid-air​ collision involving two small aircraft Sunday morning over Ottawa, Canada.

Police said one of the planes crashed near McGee Side Road. The second plane, carrying two people, was redirected to the Ottawa International Airport, where it landed safely. 

The occupant of the aircraft that crashed, a Cessna 150, died at the scene due to critical injuries, paramedics said. Those on board the second aircraft were not injured. 

The pilot of the second plane, a twin-engine 11-seat Piper Cheyenne, reported to air traffic control that the first aircraft hit the bottom of his plane and affected his right landing gear.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. After the crash, police closed off a section of McGee Side Road. Paramedics, firefighters and police all attended the scene, CBC reported.

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