Biplane flights suspended following Ottawa crash

Biplane flights suspended following Ottawa crash
Pilot Greg Reynolds stands beside the Waco biplane that was flying out of a Morrisburg-area airstrip last week. Flights have been suspended until Saturday following an Ottawa crash landing of a similar biplane.

Biplane flights out of Upper Canada Village have been suspended until the weekend after a similar plane crashed upon landing on the weekend in Ottawa.

Central Aviation was offering biplane flights originating from the airstrip across Highway 2 from the village as part of a new attraction for tourists and local residents.

But on Sunday the same type of biplane operated by Central Aviation crash landed at the Rockcliffe airport in Ottawa.

A man and a woman in their 60s were taken to hospital with back and arm injuries. The 53-year-old pilot was treated at the scene by paramedics but otherwise fine.

Investigators will try to determine why the biplane flipped over when it touched down following a sight-seeing tour.

As a result of the crash, Upper Canada Village and Central Aviation have suspended the flights touring the St. Lawrence River and local area while investigators complete their work.

Susan Leclair, spokesperson for the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, said flights will resume Saturday.

“Right now we’re reviewing the safety policies and procedures,” she said.

Check out for more details on the flights.

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