A nearly 8-hour search for a small plane that went missing in south-central Ontario has ended with the discovery of the plane in Algonquin Park with two deceased men inside it.
Captain Alexandre Cadieux of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at CFB Trenton confirms the wreckage was found early Wednesday morning in Whitney, within the confines of Algonquin Provincial Park area.
Authorities say both male victims on board the plane were in their 20’s.
The pilot of the Cessna 150 declared an airborne emergency before losing contact around 8:30 p.m.
The pilot had been following directions from air traffic control, as he attempted to find a field to land the plane. Captain Cadieux says the pilot became disoriented in the clouds and was concerned he was running out of fuel.
Captain Cadieux says a Hercules aircraft and a Griffon helicopter out of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, was dispatched to search for the aircraft.
The Hercules plane picked up an emergency signal and located the Cessna.
The plane had left the Buttonville Airport and the pilot had intended to return there.