Update: Man, 31, dead after Cessna plane crashes near Jasper, pilot survives

UPDATED July 21 6:30 p.m.

Updated: July 21 3:23 Hwy 16 has reopened.

One man is dead and another is in serious but stable condition after a Cessna 150 crashed near Jasper.

According to Jasper RCMP, at about 1:30 p.m. RCMP, along with EMS and the fire department, responded to the small airplane that crashed in the river near the Jasper Airport.

The 31-year-old male passenger of the plane was determined to be deceased at the scene of the crash. There were two occupants in the plane at the time of the crash.

The male pilot of the plane was transported to an Edmonton hospital by STARS Air Ambulance. He is in serious but stable condition. There is no further information available about the pilot at this time.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating. The TSB is deployed a team of investigators to the site of the Cessna 150 crash in Jasper. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

Further information about the circumstances of the crash isn’t available from the RCMP.

More to come

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