Friday, November 29, 2019

A whole family, young couple wiped out as US plane crashes in Canada

Kingston police, near Ontario in Canada have confirmed that seven people have died, including two minors, after a small aircraft crashed in the town’s wood. said the pilot of the plane, Obatek Oblokulov, died, along with his wife and three of his children, a three-year-old son, an 11-year-old daughter, and a 15-year-old son.

Also dead was a young Canadian couple that was also on board.

FAA records show Obatek Oblokulov was a registered pilot and operated a Piper PA-32. His address is in Missouri City, Texas.

A friend of the pilot said he was being expected for a brief stopover in Kingston before heading to Quebec City.

Police were made aware of a missing small US registered airplane around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, which prompted a search of a wooded area in Kingston’s west end.

Kingston Police tweeted Thursday that police, investigators from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and coroner’s office are on the scene and asked motorists to avoid the area.

TSB said the plane had taken off from Buttonville Municipal Airport, in Markham, north of Toronto, early Wednesday and had been heading for Kingston Airport.

The plane was later reported missing, and police sent to search for it.


  1. This is why I hate travelling with the whole of my family at the same time