Monday, September 5, 2016
Fatal accident occurred September 03, 2016 near Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (CYZR), Sarnia, Ontario
A man from Wallaceburg has been identified as the victim after a fatal plane crash in Sarnia on the weekend.
Sarnia Police officials say on Saturday, at approximately 11:45 a.m., an Ultra-Light airplane was being flown north of London Line near Brigden Road, when a wing came off the aircraft and it spiraled into a corn field.
Keith Murray, 65 years from Sarnia, perished in the crash.
Murray was the sole occupant of the aircraft.
According to his Facebook profile, Murray listed Wallaceburg as his hometown.
Sarnia Police officials say investigators from Transport Canada will be trying to determine why the wing came off the aircraft.
The Sarnia Police say they have concluded their investigative involvement in the crash, while investigators from the Transport Canada Safety Board have taken several items from the wreckage for further examination in Toronto.
“The Sarnia Police would like to thank all the witnesses who called into the police station with their information; your assistance is greatly appreciated,” Sarnia Police officials stated.
Here is our original story: Man dies after plane crash near Sarnia
Sarnia police say a 65-year-old city man died in a plane crash southeast of Chris Hadfield Airport Saturday.
Keith Murray was the sole occupant of an ultra-light aircraft that lost a wing and spiraled into a corn field north of London Line near Brigden Rd. at about 11:45am.
Police say Transport Canada is trying to determine why a wing came off the airplane.
The Transport Canada Safety Board has taken several items from the aircraft for further examination in Toronto.
Sarnia police say their involvement in the investigation is complete.
Police thank all witnesses who called in with information when the crash occurred.
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