Small planes collide in mid-air in Canada, killing 2

Two small planes collided in mid-air over the northeastern part of Alberta, home to Canada's oil sands energy projects, killing two people, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said on Monday.

The CBC said the pilot of one of the planes managed to land safely and was uninjured, while the other plane crashed east of Fort McMurray, a hub of oil production near the Athabasca Oil Sands.

Quoting the RCMP, local media said the collision happened Sunday night. Police found the crash site and confirmed the two people in the plane were dead.

Small aircraft are often used to ferry workers and executives around the oil sands and pipelines in the area.

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