Two people have died following a plane crash, just west of Calgary on Monday night, says police.
Mount Royal University (MRU) has confirmed two instructors were the sole occupants on board one of the school’s planes when it went down.
Police received the first report of the crash at 5:55 p.m. from another aircraft, after someone on board witnessed the incident.
RCMP, military and civilian aircraft began searching from the air and eventually located the crash scene around Highway 40 northwest of Cochrane.
University President Dr. David Docherty said in a release, the school’s foremost concern is with the families of the deceased and the aviation community.
The university is working with investigators and further updates are expected as more information is confirmed.
According to its website, MRU has a fleet of seven aircraft including four Cessna 172s and three TENCAMs.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is the agency responsible for investigation of aircraft crashes.