07/23/2012 10:02 EDT | Updated 09/22/2012 05:12 EDT

Pilot, passenger injured in Mascouche plane crash

Two people were injured when a small plane crashed early Monday morning near the Mascouche airport in the Lanaudière region of Quebec.

The Cessna crashed close to Hwy. 640 at around 6:30 a.m., forcing provincial police to block the exit to the highway at Louis-Hébert street during the morning rush hour.

A police officer on the scene said it appeared the plane nosedived, grazing the tops of several trees in the wooded area.

The pilot and a passenger were injured.

The cause of the accident is not yet known.

More details to come.