Kingston police confirm multiple fatalities in crash of small aircraft

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Multiple people dead following plane crash in Kingston
Kingston police say they found a downed plane that went missing around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Several people died as a result of the crash, but police would not confirm the exact number – Nov 27, 2019

UPDATE: Police have announced there are seven fatalities, including two children. Read more here

Kingston police have confirmed that multiple people died in a plane crash in Kingston on Wednesday evening.

Det. Joel Fisher with the Kingston police says the aircraft was located in a heavily wooded area two kilometres west of Bayridge Drive and north of Creekford Road.

From the description given by police, this is the rough area where the plane went down in Kingston on Thursday evening. Google Maps

Fisher says police were made aware that a small aircraft had gone missing just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Fisher would not comment on how many people were in the plane, where the plane had come from or where it was heading. Kingston police say they will not be releasing the number of people who died in the crash until further investigation is completed.

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OPP confirmed that the aircraft is a Piper PA-32R plane, which seats up to six people. The Transportation Safety Board says the plane is registered in the United States, and it was travelling from the Buttonville Airport in Toronto towards Kingston.

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Emergency services, including ATVs, at least one helicopter, firefighters and Kingston police were all called to the area for the search.

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Police blocked off Creekford Road between Westbrook Road and Bayridge Drive during the investigation and reopened the road to traffic Wednesday night.

On Thursday morning, police once again blocked off Creekford Road between Bayridge Drive and Westbrook Road while police, the coroner’s office and the Transportation Safety Board investigate.

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