Two Mount Royal instructors killed in small plane crash

By The Canadian Press with files from Geoff Smith (@smithco on Twitter)
February 14, 2017 - 5:53am

COCHRANE - RCMP say two people have died in the crash of a small plane on Highway 40 northwest of Cochrane.

Mounties issued a news release Monday, Feb. 13 saying that RCMP, military and civilian aircraft were responding to a report of the crash.

They said it was witnessed by another aircraft and reported to authorities at about 5 p.m.

Later, Alberta EMS sent out a tweet saying they had been cleared from the scene, adding that ``no persons transported to hospital.''

According to EMS, the incident happened near the junction of Highways 40 and 579.

The Transportation Safety Board has been callled in to investigate.

According to Mount Royal University, the plane was part of its fleet, and the victims were instructors. 

"Our foremost concern lies with the families of the deceased, and the aviation community," the university said in a statement, adding its officials are working with authorities.


(The Canadian Press) 

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