The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has launched an investigation into a fatal plane crash in the Kipling area of West Nipissing, a small town in northeastern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police was called to the scene at 12:45 PM yesterday, shortly after the plane went down.
Police have yet to publicly identify the two individuals who lost their lives in the crash. The plane is said to be a "light aircraft," typically reserved for personal and recreational use or for transporting small loads of commercial goods.
Witnesses say they saw black smoke billowing from the burning plane. In a media release, West Nipissing Police reveal that fire crews remain on scene to put out the blaze. Fire services have just announced that the fire is contained. The OPP and West Nipissing Police Service are also on scene to investigate the cause of the crash.
Media Release from the West Nipissing Police Services on July 9th, 2018 ** Plane Crash ** Communiqué de presse du Service policier de Nipissing Ouest le 9 juillet 2018 - Accident d'avion pic.twitter.com/AWcTixoL75— West Nipissing Ouest (@West_Nipissing) July 9, 2018
Police say that, " identification of the deceased is not being released until next of kin is notified." The OPP and West Nipissing Police Service are also on the scene, and have informed the public that the crash is now an "active investigation."
Ongoing story, more to come.