Plane Missing in Northern Ontario: Both Occupants Found Dead
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Search and rescue teams finally located the Cessna 208 Caravan plane that was traveling from Nakina to Fort Hope in the north of the province and had been missing since February 28. Both occupants were found dead.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Trenton confirms that the aircraft was found south of Chaucer Lake around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Both people had no vital signs, the statement said about the two occupants of the plane. While this is not the outcome we were hoping for, we nevertheless hope it allows family and friends to grieve, said Captain David Baird, Chief of Search Operations for 1 Canadian Air Division and the Trenton Search and Rescue Region.
Nearly 60 personnel were mobilized to lead these search efforts. Several military and police search and rescue aircraft, including a C-130 Hercules and an Ontario Provincial Police helicopter, were dispatched. The search was initiated when it was found that the aircraft had not landed in Fort Hope as planned on February 28 at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The Nishnawbe Aski Nation presented his condolences to the families of the victims on Sunday morning. We are heartbroken that our worst fears have been confirmed and we pray for those on board the aircraft, their families and their communities, Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum wrote.
Small plane and two passengers missing in Northern Ontario