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02/14/2012 06:26 EST | Updated 04/15/2012 05:12 EDT

Saint-Hubert Airport Crash: Pilot Killed As Cessna 150 Crashes Near Montreal

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LONGUEUIL, Que. - The pilot of a small plane is dead following a crash early today near the Saint-Hubert Airport south of Montreal.

The victim is a 25-year-old man, but his name has not been released.

Authorities say the plane took off from the airport shortly before 1 a.m. and the pilot attempted to return to the airport a few minutes later.

However, the Cessna 150 operated by Air Richelieu crashed in a field near the airport.

Two investigators from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada have been sent to the scene to collect more information.