A death after a small plane crashes in Brant County

One person has died after a small plane crashed in Brant County late Monday afternoon.

Brant County OPP said officers responded to the crash near Brantford Municipal Airport on Aviation Avenue around 6 p.m. 17.20

»Witness reports show it [the plane] seemed to be on the way, but it is still unresolved, ”Brant County OPP Const. Conrad Vitalis told CTV News.

Brant County Fire Chief Geoff Hayman said about 20 firefighters also responded to the scene and were forced to walk about 400 feet with extraction equipment because the ground near the wreck was too soft for large vehicles.

“We were able to get out there at the time of the crash. Since then it has been raining so it’s a little harder,” Const. Said Vitalis.

One person was transported to the hospital by paramedics, where they were pronounced dead, OPP said. Their identities are withheld pending notification of relatives.

Police said the accident happened on open ground and no other structures or vehicles were involved. Firefighters used absorbent material to clean aviation fuel leaking from the wreck.

According to the Transportation Safety Board (TSB), the aircraft involved was a Cessna 172RG.

OPP held the scene overnight and investigators with TSB are set to arrive at the scene Tuesday morning.

Ornge Air Ambulance confirmed that it also responded to the crash, but that it was not needed to transport anyone to the hospital.

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