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Canada Pilot in Kingston, Ont., crash bought plane this year, says flight school

15:02  29 november  2019
15:02  29 november  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

'Numerous fatalities' after small plane crashes in Kingston, Ont.

  'Numerous fatalities' after small plane crashes in Kingston, Ont. A small plane crashed in Kingston, Ont., on Wednesday, resulting in "numerous fatalities" according to police.It's not known how many people were on board the plane — identified as a six-seater Piper PA-32 by the Transportation Safety Board — which came down in a wooded area in the north-west region of the city, but police said no one aboard survived.

Anson Aviation, a flight training school in Sugar Land, Texas, posted this photo of Otabek Oblokulov to Facebook earlier this year congratulating him on the A pilot from Houston, Texas, his family and two adults from Canada died in a small plane crash in Kingston , Ont ., Wednesday evening.

Multiple people dead following plane crash in Kingston . The board says the plane was heading from the Toronto area to Kingston 's airport when it crashed Wednesday evening in a wooded area about seven kilometres from its destination.

a small airplane sitting on the tarmac of an airport runway: Anson Aviation, a flight training school in Sugar Land, Texas, posted this photo of Otabek Oblokulov to Facebook in March, congratulating him on the purchase of his first plane, a Cherokee Six. © Provided by cbc.ca Anson Aviation, a flight training school in Sugar Land, Texas, posted this photo of Otabek Oblokulov to Facebook in March, congratulating him on the purchase of his first plane, a Cherokee Six.

The Houston resident who piloted a plane that crashed in Kingston, Ont., Wednesday night, killing all seven aboard, had recently purchased the aircraft in Texas, in part to take his family on trips.

Otabek Oblokulov purchased his green, white and gold 1965 Piper PA-32 in January, Anson Aviation, a flight school and plane rental company based in Sugar Land, Texas, wrote on its YouTube page.

Transportation Safety Board officials do not yet know the cause of the crash, which killed Oblokulov, his wife, three children and two friends who were newlyweds from the Toronto area.

Multiple people dead after small plane crashes in Kingston, Ont., police say

  Multiple people dead after small plane crashes in Kingston, Ont., police say Multiple people dead after small plane crashes in Kingston, Ont., police say(Provided by Global News)

Police in Kingston , Ont ., have confirmed there were 'numerous fatalities' after a small aircraft crashed in the northwest portion of the city. Officers blocked roads for several hours on Wednesday evening as search and rescue crews, including helicopters, searched for a small plane .

Anson Aviation, a flight training school in Sugar Land, Texas, posted this photo of Otabek Oblokulov to Facebook earlier this year congratulating him on the A pilot from Houston, Texas, his family and two adults from Canada died in a small plane crash in Kingston , Ont ., Wednesday evening.

Officials will comb through the wreckage, in a wooded area near Creekford Road and Bayridge Drive, over the next few days. TSB staff will also analyze weather reports, plane maintenance logs and the pilot's training record, among other pieces of evidence, looking for clues.

In a YouTube video the school posted in May, Oblokulov credits Anson Aviation with helping him purchase his Piper PA-32, better known as a Cherokee Six.

CBC reached out to Anson Aviation on Thursday, but has not received a response.

Oblokulov glows as he describes one of the first excursions with his new plane — a family camping trip to the Grand Canyon.

"It was beautiful," he says in the video. "It handled perfectly ... we were happy."

He pats the front of the single-propeller plane with his palm, and says with a grin that he managed to fit all the gear in the nose compartment.

7 dead, including 2 children, in Kingston plane crash

  7 dead, including 2 children, in Kingston plane crash Kingston police say that seven passengers travelling from Toronto died as a result of the crash.Police were made aware of a missing airplane around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, which prompted a search of a wooded area in Kingston's west end.

Krepski said the plane was about six kilometres north of Norman Rogers Airport in Kingston when it crashed . "It's difficult to say how long it will be before the wreckage is removed. We need to take the time necessary to document and examine the aircraft.

TORONTO -- Police in Kingston , Ont ., are investigating after a downed plane was located in the northwest portion of the city. Transport Canada will be launching a joint investigation, police said in a brief statement online. Officers blocked roads for several hours on Wednesday evening as search and

"I decided I need help buying this airplane, and I need somebody who I can trust and it's especially important because I want to take my family up," Oblokulov is heard saying in the video.

Oblokulov's friends, Zek Balikci and Mehmet Basti, were expecting Oblokulov for a stopover in Kingston on Wednesday.

"We were waiting for the call when they landed," said Basti.

The call never came, and Basti figured they lost the cell signal. He learned about the crash, which happened shortly after 5 p.m. ET, online in the morning.

"We are in shock. We are just trying to understand the situation," he said Thursday.

a man riding a horse in the snow: TSB investigators comb the crash scene in a wooded area in Kingston, Ont., on Thursday.© Provided by cbc.ca TSB investigators comb the crash scene in a wooded area in Kingston, Ont., on Thursday.

According to a Facebook post by Wally Mulhearn, a Texas-based pilot examiner, Oblokulov received his private pilot certificate in May 2018. CBC reached out to Mulhearn but has yet to receive a response.

Basti said Oblokulov had "pretty good experience" flying airplanes.

Oblokulov and his family, who lived Houston, along with Toronto-area residents Bobomurod Nabiev and his new wife were flying to Quebec City for the American Thanksgiving.

CBC does not yet know the names of the women and children on board.

Oblokulov's extended family are in Uzbekistan and the newlyweds were also citizens of the Central Asian nation.

Basti said the trip was Oblokulov's first time flying in Canada.

'Time is against us': Relatives of Kingston plane crash victims in race to attend funeral .
A funeral service is scheduled for Friday in Toronto for the seven people killed in last week's plane crash in Kingston, Ont. But several immediate family members living in Uzbekistan were still making travel arrangements to Canada on Thursday. "We are dealing with a situation, a very delicate situation, where time is against us," said Ilhomjon Kasymov, a family friend who is organizing the funeral.He said the relatives living abroad — including the parents of the victims — were still booking flights.Toronto resident Bobomurod Nabiev and his wife Sabina Usmanova were killed on Nov.

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