Five Americans and two Canadians, including a family from Texas, have died in a tragic small plane crash in a wooded area on the north shore of Lake Ontario, according to the Canada’s transport safety agency.
The US-registered single-engine Piper PA-32 plane departed Toronto’s Buttonville Airport and was apparently headed to Quebec City when it crashed on the approach path to the Kingston, Ontario airport on Wednesday
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sent a team of four investigators to the scene of the crash, where they’re examining and documenting the wreckage.
Emergency services, including police on all-terrain vehicles and a military search and rescue helicopter, were dispatched to locate the downed plane, which was found in an area that is hard to reach due to thick brush.
Canadian media reported that the pilot was from the state of Texas and the plane was carrying his girlfriend, three children aged three, 11 and 15 along with two Canadians.
They were flying with newlywed couple Bobomurod Nabiev and his wife, who lived in the Toronto area. Nabiev and his wife were permanent residents of Canada also originally from Uzbekistan۔
Investigations pilfered through the crash scene wreckage on Thursday morning and the TSB shared a harrowing image of the broken bits of metal lying in the trees.