1 killed as two planes crash mid-air


Two planes have collided in mid-air over Ottawa, Canadian police report.

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

Staff sergeant Jamie Harper said one plane crashed into a field and the other managed to land at the Ottawa International Airport after the collision.

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

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Carp resident Carol McNally said the incident was upsetting, especially considering that another plane went down in the area in recent weeks.

Police walk on to a property as they work at the site of a small plane crash in the Carp area of Ottawa on November 4, 2018. The plane which crashed was a smaller one. The aircraft sustained minor damage. Ms. Harvey said the NTSB will be looking at the people involved, the two aircrafts and the weather as potential contributing factors.

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