One dead, another critically injured in plane crash west of Calgary

Cochrane RCMP are at the scene of a plane crash at Springbank Airport near Highway 1, west of Calgary.

Police said they received reports of the crash at 3:38 p.m. on Friday.

EMS spokesperson Stuart Brideaux confirmed to CBC News that there were two people in the light aircraft. 

EMS declared one man dead at the scene. The second person, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was taken to Foothills Medical Centre in critical, life-threatening condition, he said. 

Brideaux said the plane crashed just north of Highway 1, “a bit short of the airfield.”

The right-hand lane for westbound traffic on Highway 1 is closed a few kilometres west of the exit for the Springbank Airport.

More to come.

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