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Two dead in South River plane crash

'There were two occupants in the aircraft; one was transported to hospital by Ontario Air Ambulance Services and later pronounced dead at hospital, while the other occupant was pronounced dead at the scene'
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South River Airpark

OPP say two people died after a light aircraft crashed near the South River Sundridge Airpark yesterday afternoon.

The plane went down shortly before 3 p.m.

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

Almaguin Highlands OPP responded to the crash and "a search was conducted for the aircraft, which was eventually located several hundred meters into the bush off Airport Road," said  Constable Louise Maki.

"There were two occupants in the aircraft; one was transported to hospital by Ontario Air Ambulance Services and later pronounced dead at hospital, while the other occupant was pronounced dead at the scene."

A witness said there were no flames nor smoke at the scene.

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 Almaguin Highlands Detachment Criminal Investigation Unit of the OPP continues the investigation along with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

The OPP was assisted 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.

 

 


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