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Small plane missing in southern Ontario

May 8, 2012, Hastings, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police are looking for a small airplane that failed to arrive at its destination after a flight from Quebec.


May 8, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Police say the four-seater was being flown by a 61-year-old Quebec man, who was the lone occupant.

The plane took off from St-Mathieu De Beloeil, Que., and was supposed to arrive at the Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ont., north of Toronto, at 11 p.m. on Monday.

The last known co-ordinates of the plane were reported around 11:30 p.m., in an area south of Hastings, Ont.

Provincial police, including an emergency response team, are conducting a ground level search of the area about 35 kilometres east of Peterborough.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., also has a helicopter conducting a search from the sky.

Anyone who heard a low-flying airplane in the area on Monday evening is being asked to contact provincial police.