Montreal

One dead after small plane crashes near Mascouche

A man in his 40s is dead and a young boy remains in hospital after a small plane crashed near Mascouche Airport, located around 20 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

Crash kills man in his 40s, injures boy

SQ spokeswoman Sgt. Joyce Kemp said investigators are still trying to determine what caused the small plane to crash. (Radio-Canada)

A man in his 40s is dead and a young boy remains in hospital after a small plane crashed Monday evening near Mascouche Airport, located around 20 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

Provincial police said the boy is believed to be around 10 years old.

Both were taken to hospital in critical condition and the man died later that evening. 

The boy remains in hospital and police say they no longer fear for his life.

The Cessna-type plane crashed at the side of Highway 640 near the airport around 5:15 p.m. Monday afternoon.

There was no word on what caused the crash, which is now the subject of a joint investigation by the Transportation Safety Board and the Sûreté du Québec.

Investigators are looking for anyone who might have witnessed the crash and said they can call the provincial police at 1-800-659-4264.

The small plane crashed at the side of Highway 640 where it borders the Mascouche Airport. (Google Maps)

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