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Alberta company confirms identities of pair killed in mid-air plane collision

06/24/2015 01:27 EDT | Updated 06/23/2016 05:59 EDT
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A company in Fort McMurray, Alta., has confirmed the identities of two people killed in a collision between two small planes earlier this week.

McMurray Aviation posted a news release to its Facebook page identifying the deceased as flight instructor Nabeel Chaudhry and student Amjed Ahmed.

The company says the pair were in a Cessna 172 that collided mid-air with a Cessna 185 on Sunday night east of Fort McMurray.

The company says both aircraft were allowed to be in the same air space but further details won't be released until the Transportation Safety Board concludes its investigation.

The Cessna 185 landed safely and the lone pilot was uninjured.

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