Texas family of five and Canadian newlyweds killed in small plane crash in Ontario


A Texas couple and their three children were killed along with a pair of newlyweds in a small plane crash while traveling to visit family in Canada  It was not immediately clear what caused the aircraft, a Piper PA-32 registered in the United States, to plunge downward around Kingston Wednesday evening Advertisement  Kingston Police Const. Ash Gutheinz noted the area was under a wind advisory at the time, and while the conditions were not as bad as anticipated, it was certainly “blustery ”  The pilot, Otabek Oblokulov, his wife and their three children — ages 3, 11 and 15 — were identified as victims in the crash A family friend told ABC 13 that the family of five would travel to Canada every year to visit relatives  The names of Oblokulov’s wife and kids have not been released. [More News] Arrests made in massacre of Mormon family members in Mexico »  Another couple from the Toronto area, identified as Bobmurod Nabiev and his wife, were also killed in the deadly crash They were in-laws to the parents who were killed on the flight and recently married, according to CBC  The aircraft departed from the Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham, Ontario and was headed for Quebec City but those on-board opted instead to spend the night in Kingston and altered their course at the last minute  The pilot made contact with Kingston’s flight service station, which provides information to aircraft crews, before the plane went down in the woods around 5 p m. [More News] 19 dead after bus plummets off frozen bridge in Siberia »  Investigators with the Canadian Transportation Safety Board discovered the aircraft debris with the help of a military helicopter just a few miles from its final destination  Ken Webster, the lead investigator with TSB, said the plane struck several trees on its downward descent and hit the ground “at a very steep angle ” Most Read Dwyane Wade defends son’s appearance after family photo Pall in the family: Daughters of mob boss Vincent ‘The Chin’ Gigante bring courtroom scorn, invective and evil eye to informant nephew NYC Catholic schools hold fast on boys’ braid bans despite laws banning hair discrimination  “I imagine this is a very difficult time for the families and I hope we’ll be able to provide some answers in the future,” he told CBC [More News] Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short as cops fire tear gas »  Investigators remained on the scene Friday and continue to gather evidence they hope will help them understand what prompted the tragic crash A GoFundMe page, aimed at collecting enough money to bring the family back to their home-country, Uzbekistan, has already topped $10,000  “Otabek and his family always supported both the Houstonian community and the Uzbeck community,” the page reads “Everyone who knew him and his family has been deeply affected and feel the deep sorrow of this major loss ”  With News Wire Services

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