Small plane found 16 years after crashing in St. Lawrence River

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ST-SULPICE, Que. - A small plane that crashed in the St. Lawrence River almost 16 years ago has been found by Quebec provincial police using sonar equipment.
The cabin and fuselage of the Cessna-type plane was fished out of the water today, northeast of Montreal.
Police Sgt. Benoit Richard says the initial search in 1993 was abandoned after a few days and the occupants of the plane, Philippe Michel Garceau and Marcel Daniel, were never found.
But police decided to re-open the investigation, and divers using sophisticated tracking equipment were able to find the downed plane about 10 metres deep.
Bodies were found near the underwater wreckage, but police say positive identification will take some time.
The crash occurred on Oct. 30, 1993, when the Quebec City-bound plane hit another one that was heading toward Montreal.
The other plane landed safely in a nearby field.

Organizations: Cessna

Geographic location: St. Lawrence River, Quebec City, Montreal

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