Searchers seek missing man, wreck after body pulled from water west of Goderich airport

A woman was killed and a man was missing after a plane crashed into Lake Huron near Goderich.

Witnesses reported seeing a small aircraft that appeared to be flying in distress near the Goderich Municipal Airport about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, prompting emergency crews to be dispatched - writes lfpress.com.

Search crews using police dogs, boats and aircraft scoured the land and lake for the missing plane and its two occupants.

Members of the Huron OPP marine unit found a woman’s body near a small amount of crash debris from a fixed-wing plane in the water less than two kilometres offshore, just west of the airport, about 2:30a.m., police said. The woman, whose name hasn’t been released, was pronounced dead at hospital.

Searchers, including an OPP dive team, scoured the lake Thursday for the body of the man, the second occupant of the plane, who also hasn’t been identified.

“They’re still trying to locate the bulk of the plane,” Const. Jamie Stanley said. “They found portions of the plane.”

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified, but hasn’t sent an investigator to the crash scene, a spokesperson said.

“Until they find the plane, we’re not deploying,” a TSB spokesperson said Thursday.

An independent agency, the TSB probes marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation accidents.

Goderich closed both of its municipal boat launches to limit unnecessary vessel traffic during the search and recovery effort Thursday.

The Goderich airport remained open, but pilots were advised to call ahead.

Operations at the Sifto Salt mine, south of Goderich airport, were unaffected by the plane crash, said a spokesperson for parent company Compass Minerals.

The crash comes four months after pilot Raymond Taylor, 67, died when his single-engine aircraft hit trees near the runway of the Plattsville airfield on May 13.

Read more news of London on our city guide.

2 reviews in july
I recommend
No recommendations yet

Feedbacks and comments

Write feedback
Write comment

Please leave a constructive, reasoned and informative text relating to the quality of the company's work, on the example of personal experience.

Not allowed: use of non-normative obscenities, threats or insults; direct comparison with other competing companies; placing a links to third-party Internet resources; advertising and self-promotion, statements related to the company's activities.

Enter e-mail:
Your e-mail will not be shown on the site
or Log in , for write feedback
Feedback:
Load photo:
Select

Comments are designed to communicate and discuss the features of an enterprise or event, as well as to find out the interesting questions on it.