YooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5223 times:
I was coming home and saw a small plane nose first in a newly developed subdivision.
I was unable to view the plane in detail but it was nose first in a open excavated spot of land where a new home was to be built. Completed homes are a mere hundred feet away from the crash site. It does not look like it hit any other homes.
Apparently it is a floatplane(according to news reports) but i was unable to see any floats.
At YOO, a aviation expo is being held. The Snowbirds are there among other planes/exhibits.
I'm not sure of the pilots condition, but it does not look good. I remain optimistic nonetheless.
I'll try to keep the information coming as i obtain it.
A sad day.
I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2114 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5160 times:
Very sad to hear. YOO has a special place in my heart, as it's the only airport where I've had the chance to actually fly a plane (introductory lesson), and I went to the Expo a couple years ago - love the little 'terminal' building.
Very sad to hear about the pilot; I also hope that this crash doesn't cause too much of a NIMBY circus - YOO is in a tough enough position as it is, surrounded by development.
TRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1368 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4938 times:
I was also at Oshawa today for the Airshow. From the CTV news video clip I saw the Registration no. and I believe this is the one, must have been minutes before the accident. I still cannot believe it.
May his Soul rest in Peace and my heartfelt condolence to his family.