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Update: Confirmed report of light plane crash in South River

A large search plane could be seen circling the suspected crash scene

Update 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

A spokesman for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada confirmed to BayToday that a plane crash has occurred in South River and its investigators are in the process of travelling to the accident site.

However, he said no more information is available at this time.

There are believed to be two occupants on the plane.


Original story:

BayToday has received reports of a light plane crash near the South River Airpark around 4 p.m.. today.

A witness says the plane crashed in bush near the airpark but did not see any sign of smoke or flames.

BayToday reached out to the OPP and Transportation Safety Board of Canada but has not received a call back yet.

Residents of the village report police cars and ambulances racing through town with lights and sirens.

A large search plane could be seen circling the suspected crash scene.

The Sundridge South River Airport was built in 1933 and is a grass strip located five minutes off Highway 11 just south of South River.

BayToday will update this story.

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