OPP have identified the two women aboard a light plane that crashed in Joly Township near the South River Sundridge Airpark Thursday afternoon.
The two occupants inside the aircraft have been identified as Susan Begg, 73, of Ottawa and Dewi (Asti) Livingston, 45, of Niagara on the Lake.
At approximately 3 p.m. on September 16, Almaguin Highlands OPP responded to an airplane crash.
At the time of the crash, the women were involved in an airplane event known as the Gold Cup Air Rally, open to all women pilots Flying challenges were scheduled Friday and Saturday.
The plane was a privately registered Mooney aircraft said a spokesman for the Transportation Safety Board. Mooney is an American aircraft manufacturer based in Texas. It manufactures single-engined piston-powered aircraft.
Its website claims "an impressive safety record."
The OPP was assisted in the investigation by Canadian Forces Base Trenton Search and Rescue, South River/Machar Fire Department, Sundridge/Strong/Joly Fire Department, Parry Sound Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and members of the public.
The Almaguin Highlands Detachment Criminal Investigation Unit of the OPP continues the investigation along with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada