KENORA, Ont. – The Transportation Safety Board says a plane crash that killed three Americans in northwestern Ontario was not caused by a mechanical malfunction.
Spokesman John Cottreau says it appears the plane crashed on Chappie Lake, near Kenora, during a landing attempt.
Search and rescue members found the downed Cessna 182 at about 5 p.m. Friday.
Police arrived at the scene after receiving an emergency locator signal from Chappie Lake.
The victims have been identified as 41-year-old Nikolas Rajala, 40-year-old Teresa Rajala, and 36-year-old Lynn Bohanon, all of Grand Rapids, Minn.
Police say the three were staying at a fishing lodge in the area, and were on a fishing trip when the crash happened.
© The Canadian Press, 2014