‘Numerous fatalities’ after small plane crashes in Kingston, Ont.

A small plane crashed in Kingston, Ont., on Wednesday, resulting in “numerous fatalities” according to police.

It’s not known how many people were on board the plane — identified as a six-seater Piper PA-32 by the Transportation Safety Board — which came down in a wooded area in the north-west region of the city, but police said no one aboard survived.

Emergency crews were called to the area near Creekford Road and Bayridge Drive sometime before 6:30 p.m. ET, said Const. Ash Gutheinz, a spokesperson for Kingston Police

“We had numerous officers at the scene attempting to locate the plane,” he said. “It’s areas of woodland and marsh that was in the search radius.”

Members of 8 Wing Trenton helped in the search with a helicopter.

CBC News does not yet know where the plane took off or where it was headed.

TSB crash investigators will travel to the site on Thursday morning.

Police are staying near the crash to provide security and protect evidence for the investigation.

Police said they do not believe there is any threat to public safety.


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