Two Ottawa residents killed after their plane crashes in Port Hope field

Alvin Crosby and Suzanne Parent died after Piper Cherokee went down near a private airstrip on Saturday night

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Two Ottawa residents were killed when their plane crashed in rural Port Hope on Saturday night (August 13).

At around 8:51 p.m., the Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information that a Piper Cherokee aircraft had crashed into a field near a private airstrip by Kellogg Road and Massey Road in Port Hope.

OPP and emergency services arrived at the scene, where the two occupants of the aircraft — identified as 74-year-old Alvin Crosby of Ottawa and 72-year-old Suzanne Parent of Ottawa — were pronounced dead.

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The OPP have since cleared the scene.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is continuing an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

The Piper Cherokee is a popular family of two-seat or four-seat light aircraft built by Piper Aircraft and designed for flight training, air taxi, and personal use.