Seven people, including children among dead in tragic plane crash

A small plane that crashed in a wooded area on the outskirts of Kingston, Ontario, has left seven people dead.

Canadian police said the plane crashed in the area on Wednesday evening (local time).

The plane left Markham, Ontario, and was destined for the Kingston airport, but went down just a few miles from its destination.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigate the small plane crash. Source: Twitter/TSB of Canada

Kingston Police Constable Ash Gutheinz said Thursday (local time) there was “no indication” there were any survivors from the crash.

Identities of the victims are still being released with local media outlet, CBC News, reporting that a family was among the dead.

Pilot Otabek Oblokulov, his wife, their children –– aged three, 11 and 15 ––, and another couple, Bobomurod Nabiev and his wife from Toronto, all died on board, friends of the victims told CBC.

A flight training school had posted this photo of pilot Otabek Oblokulov (pictured) to Facebook to congratulate him on the purchase of his first plane. Source: Facebook/Anson Air

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has sent a team of four investigators to the scene of the crash, where they’re examining and documenting the wreckage.

Kingston Police said in a statement they will continue to work jointly with the TSB as the investigation continues,

The Piper PA-32 is a single-engine aircraft, which seats five to six people.

—With AP

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