Canada: Plane collision, Pilot dies

Ottawa: Small Passenger plane collide with another aircraft on early Sunday and crashed into a field near the capital Ottawa. And small passenger plane pilot dies in this collision, officials said.

Police said the exact circumstances of the accident in Carp, Ontario, around 30 kilometres west of Ottawa, remained unknown.

The pilot of the Cessna aircraft, who was flying alone, was declared dead at the scene.

The second plane, a turboprop Piper PA-42, was rerouted to Ottawa’s international airport, where it landed safely, a Transport Canada spokesperson said, adding that the incident was under investigation.

CBC reported the Piper pilot told air traffic controllers the Cessna struck from below and damaged his landing gear. Neither that pilot nor his one passenger were injured, emergency services said.




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