TORRANCE, Ont. — Two people are dead after a small plane plunged into the woods Monday afternoon near Ontario’s Lake Muskoka.
Provincial police said the Cessna 206 float plane took off from the lake and was heading southeast when it crashed in the village of Torrance, Ont. just before 3:30 p.m.
Clifford Keats was watching television when he heard something come down hard in his bushes.
He said he asked his wife to call the fire department and then went to explore the crash site.
“I walked down as close as I could get to it, and I spoke, but no one answered. It was engulfed in flame,” said Keats.
“I saw the little propeller sitting on the ground by the fire, so that’s when I knew it was a plane.”
By late afternoon, the plane had been covered with a tarp and the fire had been extinguished, Keats said.
Police said they won’t release the names of the victims until their next-of-kin have been notified.
The Transportation Safety Board will be assisting with the investigation.