Sunday, January 27, 2019

de Haviland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, C-FBBG: Fatal accident occurred July 11, 2019 in Hawk Junction, near Wawa, Ontario, Canada

NTSB Identification: GAA19WA459
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Hawk Junction ON-Canada
Aircraft: DE HAVILLAND DHC2, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Canada has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a DE HAVILLAND DHC2 airplane that occurred on July 11, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Canada's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Canada.

"It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of two of our Hawk Air Family. Pilot, Adam Hobbs and co-worker, Bob Gregorini died in a plane crash shortly after take off from Hawk Lake July 11. Mary and I will do our best to fulfill our obligations for this season. Thank you for all your condolences at this difficult time." -Hawk Air

Hawk Air, a remote fly-in fishing charter located in Wawa, has released some more details on Thursday's fatal plane crash in Hawk Junction.

The company has identified two of its employees as victims in the July 11 crash.

In a Facebook post, it says pilot Adam Hobbs and co-worker Bob Gregorini died in the incident that happened shortly after taking off from Hawk Lake.

Ontario Provincial Police confirmed that two people were on board the plane when it crashed.

A small plane, owned by Hawk Air, crashed just outside of Wawa Thursday morning leaving no survivors.

CTV News has learned that at least two people in the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplane, both men, have been killed, including the pilot.

It happened near a power substation in the small town east of Wawa around 9 am July 11.

Algoma Power attended to assist with the resulting power outage in the area. 

Transport Canada has been contacted and will be attending the scene. The OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit (FISU) is also assisting with the investigation.

Montgomery Road in Hawk Junction, Ontario, remains closed (other than to local traffic) and will remain so for several hours. OPP is reminding motorists to please avoid the area while the investigation is ongoing.  There has been a plane crash in Hawk Junction, a small town just outside of Wawa, three hours north of Sault Ste. Marie.

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