A plane crash near the Springbank Airport has resulted in the death of a man and has left a woman with serious life-threatening injuries.

EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux says upon arriving on the scene, paramedics declared an adult male dead and transported a woman believed to be in her 30s to the Foothills Hospital in serious condition.

There were two occupants in the light aircraft.

The Cochrane RCMP and other emergency responders are continuing their investigation at the scene of the crash.

Earlier, RCMP communications officer Troy Savinkoff said traffic on Hwy. 1 had not been impacted.

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