OPP Update on Plane Crash east of Marathon

Mar 17, 2017 @ 21:18

On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at approximately 12:40 pm, Marathon and Manitouwadge members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a plane crash that happened on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:38 pm approximately 60 km east of Marathon.


The crash site was located by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) and Search and Rescue (SAR) technicians.


The plane, described as a single engine, Cessna 172 was rented in Ann Arbour, Michigan.


The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the plane crash with the assistance of the Marathon OPP Detachment members and Northwest Region Emergency Response Team (ERT). The OPP also has a helicopter on scene that has been deployed from Thunder Bay.


At this time, the OPP investigation into this incident has concluded‎. The pilot of the aircraft was not located at the scene of the crash. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will continue looking into the plane crash. The University Of Michigan Police Department is investigating an associated missing person incident and can be contacted at 1-734-763-1131.

About the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 6,200 uniformed officers, 3,100 civilian employees and 800 Auxiliary officers. They provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario.

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