2021-10-02 by W.M.
1 dead, another injured in plane crash, Montreal police say
One person is dead and another was sent to hospital with unknown injuries after a small plane crashed near Montreal’sÎle Sainte-Helèneon Saturday evening, Montreal police say.
There were only two people on board, Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal spokespersonVeronique Comtois said.
Police and firefighters were dispatched to the scene, as well as a team of investigatorswith theTransportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB, according to a release.
The plane,a Cessna 172,was towing a banner when it went down shortly after 6 p.m. ET, TSBspokesperson Chris Krepski said.
No details about the circumstances or cause of the crash have been revealed.
The small plane appears to have gone down in Parc Dieppe, near Habitat 67. It crashed next to the de la Concorde Bridge, which leads toÎle Sainte-Helène where the Osheaga Get Together music festival is in full swing.
In astatement posted to Facebook, Evenko,the event promoter behind Osheaga,saidthe festival has not been affected by the crash.
“Evenko confirms that no activity on the Osheagasite was affected by this unfortunate incident and that programming is continuing its normal course,” the statement reads.