American, Canadian police forces conduct search at Ontario crash site
SOUTH GLENGARRY — SD&G OPP responded to a report of a plane crash near Airport Road, last night around 6 p.m.
Several law enforcement agencies, from both sides of the border, including the Joint Rescue Coordinator Center (JRCC) at 8-Wing CFB Trenton, three marine units from the RCMP, OPP and the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service as well as a helicopter from the New York State Police searched the area.
The lone occupant of the C-Plane “Buckeneer” was located around 10 p.m. in a wooded area southwest of the Cornwall Regional Airport. The 70-year-old pilot was transported to hospital with serious injuries.
Officers and emergency medical services personnel were exposed to aviation fuel and fumes and were subsequently sent to hospital where they were treated and later released.
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) and Ministry of Environment (MOE) were notified and will be involved in the fuel clean up.
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