2 separate planes crashed in rural Alberta less than 24 hours apart this weekend

Two separate airplane crashes occurred in rural components of (*24*) less than 24 hours apart this weekend, leaving one man lifeless and sending a number of individuals to hospital.

The first occurred late Saturday afternoon, northeast of Lacombe, Alta., a metropolis about 120 kilometres south of Edmonton.

Blackfalds RCMP responded to a misery beacon from a small airplane round 4:45 p.m. Mounties discovered the downed plane in a distant and rural space close to the intersection of Range Road 241 and Township Road 412.

Two males — the pilot and his passenger — have been discovered in the airplane.

The pilot was discovered lifeless on the scene. The passenger was extracted from the wreckage with severe accidents, RCMP say.

STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the scene after receiving experiences in regards to the crash round 5:30 p.m., a spokesperson advised CBC News. The paramedics flew the passenger, who was in vital situation, to the University of (*24*) Hospital in Edmonton.

The identities of each males are being held as a result of next-of-kin haven’t but been notified, RCMP say.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada despatched two investigators to the scene Sunday, a spokesperson stated. They will collect info, doc the scene and “determine the next steps” of the investigation.

Then, late Sunday morning, a airplane carrying 4 individuals close to Westlock, a city nearly 75 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, flipped and sustained “serious damage.”

Shortly earlier than 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Westlock RCMP responded to a airplane crash on the Westlock Airport. Paramedics and firefighters additionally responded to the scene, police say.

There isn’t any out there details about the 4 individuals’s accidents at this time, however three of the occupants have been pushed to hospital, police say.

The standing of the fourth individual is unknown, they added.

Police say Transport Canada has been notified of the second crash and can take over the investigation.

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