One person has died following a small plane crash in Frontenac, roughly an hour from Kingston.
According to a release from the Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Saturday, Sept. 24, at approximately 3:18 p.m., officers received multiple calls from the public indicating they had seen a small plane go down in a wooded area near Buck Bay Road in Frontenac.
Police, along with South Frontenac Fire and Rescue, Frontenac Paramedic Services, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) from Trenton, and several members of the public, all searched for the fallen aircraft.
At approximately 4:56 p.m., the JRCC located the downed aircraft in the wooded area, and the lone occupant — whose name is not being released at this time — was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) — an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences — is deploying a team of investigators following the accident to gather information and assess the occurrence. The scene is being held pending their arrival and will be turned over to them.
The OPP is asking the public not to attend the area due to the ongoing investigation.