Canada plane crash leaves multiple people dead as aircraft plummets into woods

Multiple people have been killed in a horrific plane crash after an aircraft plummeted into the woods in Canada.

Cops found the wreckage in dense woodland north of Ontario late on Wednesday, after it was reported missing earlier in the day.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada said the small, single-engine aircraft had taken off from Municipal Airport and was heading towards Kingston Airport.

Emergency services were called to the wooded area at around 6.30pm and located the crash site.

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The location of the plane prevented crews from accessing the aircraft, so they waited until Thursday morning for air crash investigators to recover the wreck.

Police are yet to formerly determine the cause of the crash but the TSB suspect weather played a part – as Environment Canada warned of gusts up to 50mph.

Kingston resident Rob Gibson told local media: "I was amazed that anybody was even flying last night because there was lots of notice that this windstorm was coming."

Gibson said he could hear helicopters searching for the aircraft but didn't hear the crash itself.

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Cops found the aircraft just four miles from the plane's intended destination.

Investigators have said they will not be announcing the exact number of fatalities until questioning has concluded.

Motorists have been asked to avoid the crash site area while TSB and the coroner's office conducts their investigation.

Kingston Police said: "Motorists are asked to avoid the area of Creekford Rd between Westbrook Rd & Bayridge Dr until further notice.

"Police along with the TSB & Coroner's office are coordinating the investigation this morning.

"Updates to be provided as they become available."

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