Small planes collide over Quebec shopping center; 1 reported dead

At least one person was reported dead and three others were hurt after two small planes collided mid-air Friday above a shopping center in Quebec, local media reported.

One plane crashed in a parking lot and the other on a roof in Saint-Bruno, just outside Montreal, the CBC reported. Police said the crash appeared to be accidental.


Paramedics rushed both pilots to nearby hospitals, police added.

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. The company declined to speak to the news agency.

The shopping center was evacuated and police asked people to avoid the area. A witness described hearing "a loud boom" at the time of the crash.

A video posted on social media showed shoppers inspecting a severely damaged plane in the parking lot.