Seneca aviation instructor, students die in plane crash

November 19, 2010

A Seneca College flight instructor and 2 students on a training flight were killed when their single-engine plane crashed north of Pickering last Thursday evening. Around 7 pm, Durham police received a call from Pearson International Airport about a flight with which they had lost radio contact. The plane had been on its way back to Buttonville Airport when it lost contact with air traffic control. A police helicopter searched the area and found the downed plane in a farmer's field. The 3 victims, a male instructor and 2 students, one male and the other female, were believed to have been killed instantly. Out of respect, Seneca has cancelled its Seneca Week activities scheduled for this week. Seneca News | Toronto Star | Canadian Press