Wasaya Airways Confirms Missing Plane Located – Ground Search Underway

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Wasaya Caravan - Flight 127 Ends in Tragedy Image Supplied by Wasaya Airways
Wasaya Caravan - Flight 127 Ends in Tragedy Image Supplied by Wasaya Airways

Wasaya Caravan - Supplied by Wasaya Airways
Wasaya Caravan – Supplied by Wasaya Airways

Weather Condition’s Hampering Search Efforts

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The search continues to find the Wasaya Airway’s Cessna 208 Caravan cargo plane that was reported missing this morning.

Wasaya Airways’ has confirmed Canadian Forces Search and Rescue teams located the Cargo Aircraft visually by air this afternoon. The Cessna 208 Caravan had gone missing earlier today. Wasaya is continuing its efforts to reach the aircraft site by land, however, rescue efforts are hampered by freezing rain and poor weather in the area.

A helicopter dispatched this afternoon was unable to reach the site due to heavy icing and was forced to return to Sioux Lookout.

A ground mission is now being launched, coordinated by the Ontario Provincial Police, with the hope of reaching the site before night fall. The status of the single pilot onboard the cargo aircraft remains unknown.

Updates will continue as more information becomes available.