ملفات اخبار العرب24-كندا: A small aircraft crashed near the Jasper Airport on Sunday afternoon. (Marc-Antoine Lavoie/Radio-Canada)
One man is dead and another is in serious condition after a small plane crashed near the town of Jasper, Alta., on Sunday afternoon.
The lone passenger, a 31-year-old man, was declared dead on scene, RCMP Const. Shelley Nasheim said in a news release.
The pilot of the Cessna 150 was flown to an Edmonton hospital by STARS Air Ambulance. He is in serious, but stable condition.
It was reported at about 1:30 p.m. that the aircraft crashed into the Athabasca River near the local airport, Nasheim said.
A CBC Radio-Canada reporter witnessed the aftermath of the crash, and observed one person getting CPR.
RCMP, EMS and fire crews were on scene near Highway 16, just a few kilometres east of the townsite. Authorities on scene said a portion of the highway would be closed for at least two hours.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the crash.
تم ادراج الخبر والعهده على المصدر، الرجاء الكتابة الينا لاي توضبح - برجاء اخبارنا بريديا عن خروقات لحقوق النشر للغير