Crash site of small plane that disappeared from radar in April has been discovered in Lake Superior Provincial Park


The wreckage of a small plane that went missing last month in northern Ontario with two men on board has been located in Lake Superior Provincial Park.

The Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release that one of its helicopters, along with a civilian helicopter, were conducting a follow-up search for the missing Piper Comanche on Saturday when the civilian helicopter spotted the site of the accident near Old Woman Bay.

Det. const. Trevor Tremblay says it appears the bodies of the two occupants – John Fehr and Brian Slingerland – have been recovered from the wreckage, but their identities have yet to be confirmed.

Tremblay says the families of the two men, who were from Alberta, have been notified of the find.

Police said the plane was flying from Delhi, Ontario. in Marathon, Ontario. on April 14, when it disappeared from radar near Red Rock Lake.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Center conducted a lengthy aerial search at the time, but it was hampered by bad weather and heavy snow.

Tremblay says a team from the Transportation Safety Board has arrived on the scene and will continue their investigation on Monday