The Canadian Press
ST. ANDREWS, Man.–RCMP say one person has been killed in a plane crash near a small airport north of Winnipeg.
Police said they were called to the crash site near St. Andrews Airport around 4:30 a.m.
Pictures from reporters at the scene show the shattered wreckage of a small plane strewn across a road.
Highway 8, which leads from Winnipeg north to Gimli, is closed in both directions.
Police said there are no indications anyone else was on board.
A spokesman with STARS air ambulance said one of its helicopters initially was dispatched to the crash site, but did not land because it was not medically required.
The St. Andrews Airport is a small not-for-profit, community-owned airport just north of Winnipeg city limits.
On its website, it says it is a certified pilot training facility and is home to two companies that train pilots.
It also lists several charter companies as its tenants.