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(DRYDEN, ON) - On Monday Feb. 24, 2020 at approximately 4:14 p.m. members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an airplane crash at the Dryden Regional Airport.

Dryden officers were assisted by the Dryden Fire Department (DFD) and North West Emergency Medical Service (EMS).

The plane, a Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner was on route to Sioux Lookout, ON from Dryden, ON. During take-off the airplane lost control and left the runway.

Six passengers, along with two crew members were safely evacuated from the airplane. Two individuals were transported to the Dryden Regional Health Centre by EMS with minor injuries.

After consultation with The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) the OPP conducted a preliminarily examination. The cause of the crash is not yet determined. The TSB will be continuing their investigation.

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