One person dead after mid-air plane crash

Mid-air plane crash in Ottawa's west end

Mid-air plane crash in Ottawa's west end

Two aircraft collided in mid-air in Ottawa's west end on Sunday morning, with one of them crashing into a nearby field, Ottawa police said.

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.

No passengers on the plane sustained injuries.

Witnesses told CTV's Mike Arsalides the occupants of the plane that landed at the Ottawa Airport were a father and son.

Following that, it landed safely at the airport.

Ottawa paramedics and police are at the scene.

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"We have secured the scene, the scene has been rendered safe", said Ottawa police Insp.

"The Transportation Safety Bureau has been engaged on this incident and will be taking carriage of the investigation".

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.

Emergency crews at Ottawa airport.

Police closed off a section of McGee Side Road, near the area where one of the planes crashed.

This is a developing story and more details will be updated soon.

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