Two small planes collided in midair in west-end Ottawa, the capital city of Canada on Sunday morning. Authorities have confirmed that one person has died. According to reports, the smaller of the planes crashed into a field about 25 kilometres from downtown Ottawa near Carp Airport, while a second, larger plane, carrying two people, was redirected to the Ottawa International Airport, where it landed safely.
The occupant of the smaller aircraft that crashed 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. Paramedics, firefighters and police all attended the scene. Investigators also arrived at the crash site Sunday afternoon.