Saturday, July 04, 2015

Aero Commander 112, C-GNEJ, Buchan, Lawton, Parent Ltd: Incident occurred July 03, 2015 in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

A father and daughter were apparently unhurt after their small plane crashed at a campground near Orangeville, Ont., on Friday, according to an eyewitness.

Lee Graham, the owner of Rainbow Ridge Resort, which is about 76 kilometres northwest of Toronto, told CBC News that the occupants seemed "to be OK with no major injuries."

Graham said the single-engine plane crashed close to the pool area, and brought down a power line.

"It sounded like a transport truck was slamming on its brakes, and I heard a big bang," he said. "I ran out and there was an airplane lying on the ground."

Graham rushed toward it and was surprised to see its occupants alive.

"The girl got out of the passenger side and was calling for her dad," he recalled. "He wasn't moving for a bit, but then I see him shutting off all these switches. He gets out and pats himself down and said, 'I don't even have a bruise on me!"

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

The plane was bound for Ottawa.

Police say it appears the plane was having mechanical problems.

The OPP say investigators with the Transportation Safety Board are being called to look into the crash.

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