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Man dies in plane crash near Bromont

A man is dead after his small plane crashed Saturday afternoon close to Bromont's Roland-Désourdy regional airport.

Investigation underway by Sûreté du Québec and Transportation Safety Board of Canada

The man, who was the pilot, was the only person onboard the plane when it came down. (Chantal Rivest/Radio-Canada)

A man is dead after his small plane crashed Saturday afternoon close to Bromont's Roland-Désourdy Regional Airport.

The man, who was the pilot, was the only person onboard the plane when it came down near Bromont's Scientific Park around 4:30 p.m. 

Robert Blais, the director general of the airport, said an employee called police after he saw the plane lose control and crash behind a building. 

"What will probably come out is that it was an unfortunate accident," he said. "It's a beautiful day that ended badly, unfortunately."

The plane crashed around 4:30 p.m. (Radio-Canada)

The pilot, who has not been identified, was experienced and it's not clear what caused the crash, according to Blais.

"There are days that are a little less windy, but these conditions were normal," he said.

An investigation is underway by the Sûreté du Québec and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

The plane came down near Bromont's Scientific Park.

With files from Radio-Canada