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2017 Saint-Bruno mid-air collision

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2017 Saint-Bruno mid-air collision
Date17 March 2017 (2017-03-17)
SummaryMid-air collision
SiteSaint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada
Total fatalities1
Total injuries1
First aircraft
TypeCessna 152
Second aircraft
TypeCessna 152

On 17 March 2017, a mid-air collision occurred between two private aircraft at Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada. The two aircraft fell on the site of the Promenades Saint-Bruno mall,[1] one into the parking lot, another onto the mall's roof.[2]

Air crash[edit]

The collision occurred between two Cessna 152 light aircraft each operated by pilot training company Cargair of Longueuil, with call signs FGOI and GPNP. The pilot of airplane FGOI was killed when it landed on the mall's parking lot. GPNP landed on the mall's roof leaving its pilot with serious injuries.[3] [4] No other persons were aboard the aircraft.[5] An air traffic controller at Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport radioed warnings to GPNP to ATC Saint-Hubert airport to maintain a 1600 foot altitude to avoid other aircraft, but GPNP did not acknowledge the controller.[3] Both pilots were from China, the one who died was 21-years old, while injured pilot was 23-years old.[6]


  1. "1 dead after planes collide above shopping centre on Montreal's South Shore". CBC News. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. CTV Montreal News at 6pm. 17 March 2017. CTV. CTV Montreal CFCF-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "'Papa November Papa, are you listening?': Air traffic control's frantic message before Saint-Bruno crash". CBC News. 18 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. "One pilot dead after two small planes collide near Montreal". Toronto Star. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  5. Derfel, Aaron; Curtis, Christopher; Canadian Press (17 March 2017). "Plane crash in St-Bruno: One person dead, another critically injured". The Gazette. Montreal. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  6. CTV Montreal News at 11:30pm. 17 March 2017. CTV. CFCF-12 CTV Montreal.

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