Names of Three Victims of Plane Crash Identified

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OPP Sioux Lookout

SIOUX LOOKOUT – NEWS – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sioux Lookout Detachment has identified all four victims of an airplane crash that occurred sometime between April 29 and April 30, 2022.

The search by Joint Rescue Coordination Centre-Trenton, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association and Ministry of Natural Resources commenced after an aircraft was reported overdue. The OPP investigation began at approximately 7:45 am CDT on April 30, 2022 after the wreckage was located.

The deceased have been identified as:

  • Gene LAHRKAMP, age 36 of Kincardine, Ontario
  • Abhinav HANDA, age 26 of Richmond, British Columbia
  • Duncan BAILEY, age 37 of Kamloops, British Columbia

The name of the fourth victim will not be released until family members have been notified.

Abhinav HANDA was the pilot and was operating the privately owned aircraft.

The OPP would like to thank Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service for their assistance throughout this investigation.

The crash remains under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board.

Sioux Lookout OPP asks anyone with information about this crash to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.