June 2, 2017 7:57 pm
Updated: June 2, 2017 9:30 pm

2 dead in small airplane crash in central Ontario

WATCH: Authorities are investigating after two people died in a small airplane crash near the Muskoka airport Friday.

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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating after two men died in a small airplane crash in central Ontario Friday.

An OPP spokesperson told Global News emergency crews were called at around 5 p.m. after officers received reports the airplane crashed south of Highways 11 and 118 in Gravenhurst, outside of Muskoka Airport.

Police said two Ontario men, one from Bracebridge and the other from Stratford, died at the scene. Officers haven’t released the identities of the victims.

A TSB spokesperson said a team of investigators were travelling to the crash site Friday evening to review the scene and gather evidence.

The TSB looks into aviation, railway, pipeline and marine transportation incidents.

With files from The Canadian Press

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