OPP RESPOND TO DOWNED AIRCRAFT

by | Dec 11, 2015 | North Superior News, OPP News | 0 comments

OPP RESPOND TO DOWNED AIRCRAFT

(PICKLE LAKE, ON) –On Friday December 11, 2015, at 11:52AM, the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) located in Trenton that an aircraft was reported down and stationary in the Pickle Lake area.  The downed aircraft has been located but the rescue crews have yet to reach the wreckage due to inclement weather.

Members of the Northwest Region Emergency Response Team are assisting with search and rescue along with members of RCAF 8 Wing Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR Tech).

The OPP is continuing to work with rescue parties as well as the involved air carrier and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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