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UPDATE: One dead, another critically injured in light airplane crash west of Calgary

EMS reported a male as deceased on scene while the other occupant of the plane, a female believed to be in her 30s, has been transported to hospital in life-threatening condition after a crash at a light aircraft airport west of Calgary.

One person is dead and another has been transported to hospital in critical condition following a plane crash off Highway 1 this afternoon.

EMS responded to the scene of the accident, near Springbank Airport, west of Calgary, around 3:20 p.m. 

A male occupant of the light aircraft was reported deceased on scene, according to EMS spokesperson Stuart Brideaux. The other occupant, a female believed to be in her 30s, has been transported to Foothills Medical Centre in life-threatening condition. 

The incident has closed one lane on westbound Highway 1 and is delaying traffic. Motorists are advised to use caution while driving in the area. 

RCMP are holding the scene at this time.

No further details are currently available. This story will be updated as more information is released.