Montreal plane crash leaves one dead, one injured

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One person has died and one has been taken to hospital after a plane crash Saturday evening on an island near Old Montreal.

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Montreal police say emergency workers were called to the city’s Ile Sainte-Hélain area at around 6 p.m. after the accident was reported.

Chris Krapsky, a spokesman for the Transportation Safety Board, says the Cessna 172 was pulling a banner when it crashed, but he would not speculate about the cause.


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Krapsky says two investigators from the Safety Board have been sent to the scene and will gather more information about the circumstances of the accident.

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Police say the two victims are believed to have been alone on the plane.

Their names have yet to be released, and there was no immediate information about damage caused by the accident.

le Sainte-Hélain is a popular destination for Montreal residents and visitors to the city, with an amusement park and casino among other attractions.

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