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Transportation Safety Board investigators on-scene of South River plane crash

Two occupants were believed on board the light plane
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A Mooney M20J, similar to the plane that crashed Thursday in South River.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has sent a team of investigators to South River following an accident involving a privately registered Mooney aircraft near the South River - Sundridge Airpark yesterday afternoon.

A spokesperson from the TSB says it will gather information and assess the occurrence. It's believed two people were on the plane.

The accident happened Thursday afternoon. The airpark is five minutes from Highway 11.

See: Confirmed report of light plane crash in South River

Mooney is an American aircraft manufacturer based in Texas. It manufactures single-engined piston-powered aircraft.

The company website says it has "more than 70 years of product enhancement and customer support, and a fleet that has accumulated more than 40 million flight hours" and "holds more than 130 world speed and altitude records, as well as an impressive safety record."

OPP say a news release will be issued today concerning the crash.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

Investigations typically start when an occurrence is reported and from there, investigators gather information and assess what new safety lessons can be learned if choosing to launch an in-depth investigation.


Jeff Turl

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