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Transportation Safety Board to analyze every aspect of Carp mid-air plane crash

It could take a year for a full report to be released.
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Transportation Safety Board of Canada Senior Investigator Beverley Harvey. Jeff Slack/ OttawaMatters

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is providing some insight into a mid-air collision between two planes in Ottawa, and what's to come in its investigation.

The incident happened just after 10 a.m., Sunday, killing one of the pilots.

Senior Investigator for the TSB Beverley Harvey says the board is examining every aspect from each of the pilots' perspectives, such as visibility, sun angle, and anything in the way that could have skewed one pilot's view of the other aircraft.

"Both aircraft collided when they were in the airspace, within the Carp airport's traffic pattern," she explained. "One of the wings of the Cessna was partially severed, and control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft impacted the ground shortly after, and a post-crash fire ensued."

One man was pronounced dead at the scene of that crash.

The other aircraft, a Piper, suffered significant damage, but was able to continue flying and land at the Ottawa International Airport.

The TSB continues to conduct interviews and review data from the mid-air collision.


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