TSB investigating Cardinal plane crash

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

EDWARDSBURGH-CARDINAL – A team from the Transportation Safety Board has been sent to the site of a Cessna plane crash near Cardinal.

The Cessna 150 went down near 310 Froom Road in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal around 11:40 a.m. this morning (Tuesday).

The pilot and lone occupant of the two-seater aircraft was taken to hospital by ambulance and was last listed to be in serious condition.

The identity of the pilot has not been released.

Pictures from the scene, about 3.5 kilometers northeast of Cardinal, show the plane wedged in the ditch at the side of Froom Road next to a stand of trees.

The investigators from the TSB will be gathering information at the scene and assessing the case. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates mishaps involving planes, boats, pipelines and trains, in the interest of improving safety. The agency does not assign fault or blame.

Grenville County O.P.P., Transport Canada and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center, based at CFB Trenton, were on the scene earlier today.

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