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Search and rescue underway after reports of missing plane near Waiparous

Last Updated Feb 13, 2017 at 8:08 pm MST

(RCMP)

First responders are scouring the woods near Waiparous Creek after receiving reports of a missing plane.

Mounties say a plane reportedly crashed somewhere east of Highway 40 around 6 p.m. Monday evening.

Helicopters from the Royal Canadian Air Force, STARS and Calgary Police have been called in to assist with the search.

RCMP officers from the Cochrane detachment are also involved in the search.

The crash was witnessed by another aircraft and reported to authorities.

No one has been able to confirm yet how many people were aboard, the type of aircraft involved and if and where it crashed.