One man died and another was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after a plane crash in central Alberta on Saturday afternoon.
The accident occurred in a rural area east of Lacombe. Blackfalds RCMP said officers responded to a distress beacon from an aircraft at 4:45 p.m.
A downed plane was located in a remote area of Lacombe County near the intersection of Range Road 241 and Township Road 412, where RCMP said two people were found inside a small plane.
Officers arrived and found that the pilot had died, while a man who was a passenger had suffered serious injuries and had to be removed from the wreckage.
The STARS air ambulance responded to the accident involving the fixed-wing aircraft around 5:30 p.m. and transported the passenger to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton in critical condition.
The Transportation Safety Board has deployed a team of investigators to the scene.
Global News has contacted TSB for more information.
RCMP said Transport Canada is investigating the accident and the cause remains unknown.
The identities of both men are not being released at this time due to the process of notifying the next of kin, RCMP said Sunday morning.
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