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Canada: Seven people dead after a plane crash

Transportation Safety Board spokesman Alexandre Fournier told AFP, seven people on-board including the pilot died in the crash.

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An airplane crashed in a wooded area on the north shore of Lake Ontario in eastern Canada Wednesday evening and killed seven people in the north of Kingston.

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According to a report in the New York Times, the tragic mishap took place on Wednesday evening and the cause of the plane crash is not yet clear. The remains of the plane were found in a  wooded area more than 3 miles north of Kingston, which is between Toronto and Montreal and near the border with America.

It is known that the US-registered single-engine Piper PA-32 plane was traveling from Toronto’s Buttonville Airport to Kingston, Ontario when it went missing at around 5 pm local time (2200 GMT).

Transportation Safety Board spokesman Alexandre Fournier told AFP told, all seven people who were on board including the pilot died in the plane crash. The occupants in the area also said that there was heavy rain and strong winds around the time of the crash.

Ken Webster, an investigator who is currently leading the investigation, said at a news conference on Thursday. “We will obtain detailed weather information as the investigation proceeds.”

Webster also said the crash was very steep, he also said all parts of the airplane were located at the crash site, but the plane was completely destroyed. Further, he said that this type of plane does not have a “black box,” which is usually required for larger planes, but there are other electronic devices that might have been able to record events before the crash.

The identities of the victims who died in the plane crash are not yet disclosed.

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