Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quad City Challenger II: Police release name of Port Hope plane crash's victim - Ontario, Canada

PORT HOPE — Northumberland OPP released the name of the 50-year-old Kingston pilot, Robert Lake, who died as a result of his injuries sustained when he crashed his light aircraft near Port Hope.

Police said the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is currently investigating the crash.

PORT HOPE – A Kingston man was killed when the small plane he was piloting crashed north of Port Hope Wednesday morning

Emergency services were dispatched at 10:22 a.m. to a farm property on Browns Rd., just east of County Rd. 28.

Reports indicate the 50-year-old pilot had just taken off and was performing a test flight from a private landing strip when his plane went down.

Port Hope Fire Department Deputy Chief Jim Wheeler said, “people knew he’d taken off and hadn’t got far (but) no one was certain where it was.”

Emergency services personnel searched the area by foot and located the plane a short time later, approximately 100 yards from the strip.

The pilot was transported by ambulance to Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg with a police escort. He was later airlifted to St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto where he was pronounced dead.

OPP said that the man’s identity wouldn’t be released until Thursday.

The federal Transportation Safety Board has been called to investigate the scene of the crash.

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Cadors Number: 2012O2123 
Reporting Region: Ontario 
Occurrence Information
Occurrence Type: Accident 
Occurrence Date: 2012-07-25 
Occurrence Time: 1453 Z 
Day Or Night: day-time 
Canadian Aerodrome ID:
Aerodrome Name:
Occurrence Location: 4417 Brown's Road, R.R. #4 (near Port Hope) 
Province: Ontario 
Country: CANADA 
World Area: North America 
Reported By: NAV CANADA 
AOR Number: 149802-V1 
TSB Class Of Investigation:
TSB Occurrence No:
Aircraft Information
Flight #:
Aircraft Category: Advanced Ultralight 
Country of Registration: CANADA 
Year Built: 2010 
Amateur Built: No 
Engine Type: Reciprocating 
Gear Type: Land 
Phase of Flight: Cruise 
Damage: Substantial 
Owner: Private 
Operator Type: Private 
Event Information
Collision with terrain
Detail Information
User Name: Donaldson, John 
Date: 2012-07-25 
Further Action Required: Yes 
O.P.I.: System Safety 
Narrative: NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC advised that the Ontario Provincial Police had reported an ultralight aircraft accident at a private strip near Port Hope, ON. The pilot was transported to hospital. T.S.B. advised and an investigator went on-site. More information to follow. 

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