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Small plane crashes after mid-air collision near Kanata

Sunday - 04/11/2018 12:33
Two aircraft were involved in the incident Sunday morning, police say
Police close off William Mooney Road And McGee Side Road in Carp, Ont., after plane crash involving two aircraft. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC)
Police close off William Mooney Road And McGee Side Road in Carp, Ont., after plane crash involving two aircraft. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC)

Ottawa police are investigating after a mid-air​ collision involving two small aircraft happened in Carp, Ont., Sunday morning.

Police said one of the planes crashed near McGee Side Road and the other was redirected to the Ottawa International Airport, where it landed safely. 

The pilot of the second plane reported to air traffic control that the other aircraft hit the bottom of his plane and affected his right landing gear.

The incident happened around 10:00 a.m.

Police close off William Mooney Road And McGee Side Road in Carp, Ont., after plane crash involving two aircraft. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC)
Police close off William Mooney Road And McGee Side Road in Carp, Ont., after plane crash involving two aircraft. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC)

Police close off road 

Police closed off a section of McGee Side Road between the westbound off ramp of Highway 417 and William Mooney Road. Police are asking commuters to avoid the area. 

Ottawa paramedics and police are at the scene. Investigators with the Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive soon.

Carp is approximately 30 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa.

More to come.

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