Small plane crashes into Ottawa River at Constance Bay: Ottawa Fire

A pilot suffered minor injuries when his floatplane crashed into the Ottawa River following a mid-air collision with a second plane near Constance Bay.

Ottawa Fire says it received multiple 911 calls around 2:50 p.m. reporting two small planes had touched mid-air and one plane crashed into the water. 

Witnesses reported personal watercraft in the area rescued the pilot from the water and transported him to shore.

When firefighters arrived on scene, the plane was located upside down in the water and secured by the rescue crews on scene.

The second plane involved in the incident flew to Arnprior and landed at the airport. Ottawa Fire says emergency crews were on standby at the Arnprior Airport in the event the damage from the collision impacted the plane's ability to land.

The Arnprior Airport says there were three adults and one child on board the Cessna plane that landed at the airport after the mid-air collision. No one was hurt.

The airport says the Cessna had minor damage to the front landing gear cowling.

Ottawa Paramedics say an adult male was treated on scene for minor injuries, and transported to hospital in stable condition.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. 

14:48 Responded to plane in the water near Constance Bay. Witnesses in boats jumped in water, rescued single occupant of plane and took him to shore. Adult male, minor injuries, treated by paramedics. Pt stable condition in hospital #ottnews

— Ottawa Paramedic Svc (@OttawaParamedic) June 14, 2020