Plane forced to land after engine failure
At 11:54 a.m. yesterday, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Provincial Communications Centre (PCC) received a call advising of a 185 Cessna Float Plane that had gone down about 50 km southeast of Ignace, between Sand Lake and Seseganaga Lake.
The pilot of the plane contacted the PCC by satellite phone and advised his plane had encountered engine failure and the two occupants of the plane were not injured.
The OPP Helicopter Unit located the plane at Grid Lake and discovered the plane had landed on Grid Lake due to engine failure.
The Helicopter Unit recovered both occupants of the plane, who were not injured. They have since been transported to Ignace.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) and the Transport Canada Safety Board (TCSB) have been advised and will commence an investigation into the cause of the downed aircraft incident.
The investigation is continuing.