Newspaper article The Canadian Press

3 Ontario Men Killed in Pennsylvania Plane Crash, State Police Say

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

3 Ontario Men Killed in Pennsylvania Plane Crash, State Police Say

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3 Ontario men die in Pennsylvania plane crash

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AUSTIN, Pa. - Pennsylvania state police say three men from Ontario died in the crash of a small plane that lost contact with flight controllers as it was flying from Virginia to Canada.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Piper PA-28 took off Sunday from Richmond International Airport and was headed to St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport in Ontario.

Potter County coroner Kevin J. Dusenbury Sr. says the wreckage was found late Monday in Keating Township.

State police identified the victims as Rifat Tawig, 25, Benjamin Jeffries, 19, and 18-year-old Corey Mijac, and local media say all three were from Niagara Region.

The FAA said it lost contact with the flight over Potter County at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Emergency dispatchers in nearby McKean County say they were contacted by the FAA after the aircraft changed course to avoid a thunderstorm. …

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