One person dies in small plane crash near Beeton
Published Saturday, October 17, 2015 4:01PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, October 17, 2015 6:46PM EDT
Emergency crews are at the scene of a fatal plane crash near Beeton.
Provincial police say a small plane crashed in the area of 8th Line and Tottenham Road after striking hydro lines. Investigators say the plane was on fire and one person has died.
A witness says the plane was having engine trouble prior to the crash.
“(The plane)was coming in way too low to clear the wires and the engine was still revving up and down, sputtering, yawing side to side and up and down, and that’s when he hit the wires and burst into flames,” says witness Greg Mooney.
New Tecumseth fire Chief Dan Heydon says the fire is under control.
OPP has closed 8th Line between Tottenham Road and Dayfoot Street.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is sending two investigators from Richmond Hill to probe the crash.
CTV Barrie has a crew at the scene and will have more as information becomes available.