Float Plane Down with Three Aboard in Georgian Bay

Sunday, July 7, 2013
By George Hatcher


On July 4, a North-Way Chrysler Motors Ltd. Cessna 182 Skylane with three aboard was near Griffith Island in Georgian bay and flipped as the pilot was trying to land at an island airstrip but came to rest 220 meters short of the runway. All three aboard succumbed to fatal injuries.

The float plane crash occurred off the south end of the Griffith Island. The fatalities were family members 45, 52 and 72.

A Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre out of Trenton, On circled the downed plane. Three ambulances were on standby at Big Bay dock.

When assistance arrived, the plane was upside down and partially submerged. The Grey County OPP, Bruce Peninsula OPP and Cape Croker police marine units attended, along with Grey and Bruce County paramedics, Inter Township firefighters, Owen Sound firefighters and the Ministry of Natural Resources were dispatched to the scene. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s air division arrived Friday.

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