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Planes collide over mall

MONTREAL (AFP) – Two small planes collided mid-air over a busy Canadian shopping mall Friday, killing one pilot and injuring the other but miraculously avoiding numerous casualties, police said.

One of the planes crashed into the roof of the Promenades Saint-Bruno mall – about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) east of Montreal – while the other fell into the parking lot, 20 meters (65.6 feet) from one of the main entrances. One of the pilots was killed and the other was seriously injured, said police spokeswoman Nancy Colagiacomo.

The two planes were Cessna 152 aircraft belonging to the nearby Cargair flight school, said Canada’s transport safety authority, which has opened an investigation. The cause of the accident was not yet known.

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