Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Report Complete into Mid-Air Collision That Killed Two over Northern Alberta

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Report Complete into Mid-Air Collision That Killed Two over Northern Alberta

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Report complete into deadly mid-air collision

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The Transportation Safety Board says the pilots of two small planes did not see each other in time to avoid a deadly mid-air collision in northern Alberta last year.

The board says in its investigative report that the pilots were flying in uncontrolled airspace using visual flight rules, as both aircraft were not equipped with collision avoidance systems.

The two Cessnas crashed east of Fort McMurray on June 21, 2015.

Two people in one plane -- an instructor and a student with McMurray Aviation -- were killed.

The pilot of the second, privately-owned float plane survived.

The board says there's an inherent risk in flying when pilots rely only on their sight. …

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