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Three people escape Northwestern Ontario plane crash

A Cessna 172 overturned after an aborted landing attempt in the Stratton area
A Cessna 172 aircraft overturned during an attempted landing in a field west of Fort Frances on Sept. 14, 2023 (submitted photo)

STRATTON — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is still gathering information about a recent plane crash west of Fort Frances.

Three people escaped serious injury Thursday when a Cessna 172 collided with a power line before impacting with the ground and overturning in a field at Stratton.

According to a TSB spokesperson, the plane was registered to Manitoba-based Harv's Air and was on a rental flight to an unregistered landing site.

"It had to abort a landing, and on that aborted landing, aircraft control was lost, and it collided with a power line and subsequently with the terrain," the spokesperson told Dougall Media.

The plane sustained what the TSB describes as substantial damage.

The safety board continues to collect data about the collision but has no plans to send investigators to the scene.





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