Planes collide over Canada shopping mall, killing one

  • Planes collide over Canada shopping mall, killing one

Planes collide over Canada shopping mall, killing one

"Are you listening?" repeats the controller to the pilot, telling him he is only 800 meters from the other plane. He suffered serious injuries and is in hospital though police said the extent of his injuries is unclear.

"The person who was seriously injured was a pilot, and the death was the other pilot", she said.

One person was killed and three people were injured after two small planes collided and crashed Friday near Montreal.

Another witnesses, Patricia Bon, said that she heard "a loud boom" and then saw a plane "that was completely crushed".

One of the aircraft crashed into the roof of the Promenades St-Bruno mall, about 12 miles east of Montreal, and the other fell into the auto park.

One of the planes involved in the collision belonged to Cargair, a flight and pilot training school operating in nearby Saint-Hubert, according to the CBC.

"I saw the plane spinning as it fell", he said.

One eyewitness, Carol Pelchat, told the news channel that she heard two planes overhead when she came out of the shopping mall.

"We are concentrating our efforts to support our employees and students who are part of the Cargair family", the company said in a statement.

The Transportation Safety Board's team of investigators arrived in St-Bruno at 5:30 p.m. A report into the crash concludes the converging position of the two planes would have made it hard for either to see the oncoming aircraft until it was too late.