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ONTARIO: One dead after fiery plane crash at Thunder Bay airport

Cause of crash not yet known as the Transportation Safety Board of Canada takes over the investigation.
Airport Crash
Emergency crews on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 investigate a plane crash at Thunder Bay Airport. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY - The head of the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority says one person died in a fiery plane crash at the airport on Monday night.

Ed Schmidtke, president and CEO of the airport authority, confirmed the fatality just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

A thick plume of smoke could be seen rising from the small plane following the crash, which took place at about 9:12 p.m. on Monday night.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Thunder Bay Police and Superior North EMS crews responded to the incident and flights were turned back and not allowed to land as the investigation took place. The airport's operational specialists were also involved in the investigation.

The scene is being held by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.


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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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