Five Americans and two Canadians died in the crash of a small six-seater plane in central Canada, the National Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said on Thursday, deploying on-site investigators. The Piper PA-32 single-engine aircraft carrying the pilot and six passengers, from a small airport in the suburbs of Toronto, crashed around 5 pm local time on Wednesday night in a wooded area a few kilometers from the airport. Kingston Airport, Ontario (center). The plane was registered in the United States and it was a private flight, according to the TSB.
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"Too early" to determine the causes of the accident
Canadian media reported that the pilot was from Texas, USA, and was carrying his girlfriend, three children aged 3, 11, and 15, as well as two Canadians. "Our investigators are at the scene of the accident to document what they find, take pictures of the wreckage, look at the condition of the engines, the general condition of the aircraft," said Alexandre Fournier, door -speaker of the TSB. "We will try to recover the flight recorders to see what we can have as information, as flight data," he continued, stressing that it is "too early" to determine the causes of the accident. Interviews with witnesses, including air traffic controllers, will be conducted, and meteorological conditions and radar data will be studied for the preparation of the final investigation report, which may take several months.