One Person Killed After Two Small Planes Collide in Mid-Air in Ottawa

Two small planes collided in mid-air in Ottawa, Canada, at 10 a.m. local time on Sunday, killing one person.

According to multiple news reports, the collision sent one plane crashing into a field, while the other managed to land safely at Ottawa International Airport, as reported by Canada’s CBC news.

A spokesman for Ottawa paramedics, Marc-Antoine Deschamps, said that one person was found dead at the scene of the crash. The victim was an 82-year-old recreational pilot, according to radio station Newstalk 1010.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said the second plane sustained just minor damage.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Tina Johnson