Two people have died in plane crash near Parry Sound
Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015 9:03AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:21PM EST
Two people have died in a plane crash in Seguin Township.
According to OPP, the two-seat Cessna aircraft took off from Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport on Monday, at around 7:30 p.m. Moments later, the plane crashed.
“Within minutes it seemed to come down and landed in the bush area and it caught on fire,” says OPP Const. Miles Loach. “Definitely a tragic situation.”
An OPP helicopter took forensic officers and investigators with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada over the bush where the plane went down.
Crews on the ground also made their way to see the debris, where two bodies were found. An autopsy is scheduled to take place in the coming days.
The plane was headed for Tillsonburg, Ont., just outside of London.
The TSB says some sections of the plane could be removed for testing, but for now it will stay where it is. Investigators say they are looking at a number of key possible factors.
“The initial part of the flight path to the ground is extremely steep, which would indicate a loss of control of the airplane,” says investigator Don Enns.
Investigators say they are also looking at how dark it was – suggesting visibility may have been an issue.
The investigation could take days to complete, but right now officials say there are no signs of mechanical failure.