A small plane has crashed in Kingston, Ont., causing “numerous” fatalities, according to police.
It’s not known how many people were on board the plane — identified as a six-seater Piper PA-32 by the Transportation Safety Board — which came down in a wooded area in the north-west region of the city.
Emergency crews were called to the area near Creekford Road and Bayridge Drive sometime before 6:30 p.m. ET, said Const. Ash Gutheinz, spokesperson for Kingston Police.
“We had numerous officers at the scene attempting to locate the plane,” he said.
It’s not yet known how many people were on board, their status, where the plane took off or where it was headed.
“We’re not providing any information about anyone that was on board but it was a small plane,” said Gutheinz.
TSB crash investigators will travel to the site on Thursday morning.
Police are staying near the crash to provide security and protect evidence for the investigation.
Police said they do not believe there is any threat to public safety.
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