Police say 2 small planes crashed in Ottawa, no word on injuries

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One person is dead after a mid-air collision between two planes that saw one of the aircraft crash into a field near the Carp Airport on Sunday morning.

The Carp Airport said it had no details about the incident.

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A smaller aircraft has crashed in a field, killing the pilot, while the larger one was redirected for landing.

The second plane, a turboprop Piper PA-42, was rerouted to Ottawa's global airport, where it landed safely, a Transport Canada spokesperson told AFP, adding that the incident was under investigation.

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"We'll be looking at the operations of the companies or the people involved, we'll be looking at the history of the pilots (and) we'll also look at the environmental factors such as weather", Harvey said. Police are asking commuters to avoid the area. The plane which crashed was a smaller one. Those on board the second aircraft were not injured. Investigators with the Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive soon.

Ottawa paramedics and police are at the scene.

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Two planes have collided in mid-air over Ottawa, Canadian police report.