One dead af­ter 2 planes crash in Ot­tawa

Sherbrooke Record - - EDITORIAL -

Paramedics say one per­son is dead af­ter two small planes crashed midair in Ot­tawa on Sun­day morn­ing. Ot­tawa po­lice say the col­li­sion oc­curred over the west end of the city just af­ter 10 a.m.

Staff Sgt. Jamie Harper says one plane then crashed into a field and the other man­aged to land at the Ot­tawa In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

A spokesman for Ot­tawa paramedics, Marc-an­toine Deschamps, says one per­son who was in the plane that crashed in the field was pro­nounced dead on scene.

Deschamps says no in­juries were re­ported from the other plane.

The Trans­porta­tion Safety Board of Canada says the plane at the air­port sus­tained mi­nor dam­age.

Po­lice say it is not yet known how many peo­ple were aboard each air­craft.

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